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Author: Orla Kiely
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The world of Orla Kiely is one where pattern reigns. Immediately recognisable, her unique design language and sure sense of graphic control has seen her label become a hugely successful global brand in the decade since its launch. From her early signature bags, the collection has grown to include a complete womenswear line, accessories, travel and homeware, sold in shops and outlets worldwide.Giving a personal account of what informs her work and inspires her designs, Orla looks at pattern in all its manifestations - the impact of scale and proportion, rhythm and texture and the all-important dimension of colour. With her prints applied to a wide range of products, from bags and clothing to decorative objects and soft furnishings, she is in a unique position to comment on all the ways in which pattern can enrich our lives. -Illustrated with many examples of Orla's work, along with inspirational images that have shaped her style, the result is both a visual treasury and a thoughtful guide to using pattern with flair and confidence.
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The first edition has sold more than 20,000 copies worldwide; Winner of the Gold Award for Exporter of the Year 2008; Designer UK Fashion Exports Award 2004 and Irish Tatler Woman of the Year 2004. There is a devoted worldwide following for the Orla Kiely brand. A great value gift at GBP15.
Table of contents

Introduction: Orla Kiely discusses her design ethos: colour and functionality, quality and graphic control and why practicality is the bottom line; Practice: Orla Kiely traces her career from art school and Royal College to the growth of her label into an international brand. Creating a collection - the fashion year, timing, production and presentation; Inspiration: Greater detail about Orla's sources of inspiration, including artists and Scandinavian design and mid-century modern style, this chapter provides guidance on how to develop a creative eye for colour, shape and form; Colour: Colour is an incredibly powerful element in design, as it is in life. A shortcut to the emotions, it is almost visceral in the way it connects with our moods and feelings; Print: Pattern is powerful and transformative, adding rhythm and movement to the sensory experience of colour and texture. Our shared visual vocabulary means that pattern is often expressive of a particular time, mood or place. It naturally evokes associations; Texture and Form: What texture brings to pattern is an extra dimension of physicality, depth and character. It grounds print in the real material world of touch and weight and volume; Home: Decorating and furnishing a home provides most people with their greatest opportunity to express their tastes and preferences in a substantial and long-lasting way. Creating surroundings that have character and personality is satisfying, rewarding and meaningful.

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General Fields

  • : 9781840915815
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Conran Octopus Ltd
  • : April 2012
  • : 200mm X 172mm X 25mm
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : Mini ed
  • : 304
  • : Orla Kiely
  • : 300 colour photographs