Some of the ec2i team were lucky enough to be invited to the preview of our client, Orla Kiely, Life in Pattern exhibition that’s currently running (until 23 September 2018) at London’s Fashion & Textile Museum on the South Bank.
Oria Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland's most successful designers. Her stylised graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable.
Highlights of the exhibition include the original paper sketches for the trademark ‘Stem’ graphic, created in the 1990s, which has evolved to feature on everything from mugs and dresses to notebooks and even cars, plus prototypes for her early signature bags and the evolution of the iconic ‘Pear’ and ‘Flower’ designs. With unique access to the company archives, the exhibition offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world – how she works, what has inspired her, and why her facility with pattern has produced designs that have resonated around the world.
This is a must-see exhibition for anyone interested in fashion design. Full details, opening times and entrance fees can be found here.