As we climbed inside the old Central Saint Martins building during London Fashion Week in order to see Orla Kiely’s pretty cat and dog themed presentation, there was one thing the fash pack was most eager to see, and that was the launch of her second Clarks shoe collaboration.
Accompanying her beautiful Fall 2014 raincoats, pretty tea dresses and kitsch bags marched a capsule collection which, of course, encompassed her classic signature style with the cool functionality of Clarks’ designs.
Often referred to as the Queen of Prints, Kiely is known for her love of colour, pattern and texture, her Clarks capsule collection infuses the classic design of the 60s and 70s with a contemporary twist. Consisting of six different styles, our favourites had to be The Dorothy, a classic, mid-heel Mary Jane and the Dotty, a T-bar, mid-heel platform.
The Fall 2014 collection is set to drop around August, but if you can’t wait until then, scoot over to Clarks and opt for a pair from its Orla Kiely Spring 2014 collection instead. Combining bright pops with a cool, retro-inspired slingback block heel, they’ll make for the perfect addition to your new season wardrobe.
Images: Orla Kiely and Clarks