Orla Kiely Spring Summer 2014

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I love Orla Kiely so much it makes my bones hurt. I mean, of course I'm obsessed with her iconic patterns, who wouldn't be? And her collections, like her patterns, always seem to straddle the past and present so perfectly.

When I first laid eyes on the spring/summer 2014 show I grinned ear to ear and exclaimed "It's Suzy Bishop!" Well, Suzy Bishop all grown up on a trip to Africa. Although I would never wear it, I'm so tickled by that little fox purse. The collection was inspired by generations of intrepid British travelers to Africa and India and by the Girl Guides.
And now it's inspired me. I'm off to start noodling away on a Suzy Bishop inspired pattern collection. Thanks Orla!
Images via WWD