Orla Kiely is coming to QVC and bringing a capsule collection of luxurious, designer bags, and stylish wrist watches, offering the iconic Stem print design which is synonymous with the brand. Don’t miss her premiere show on Monday 9th November at 9pm or browse her range right now online.
QGossip caught up with the designer herself when we went behind the scenes at her shoot, filmed in the Orla Kiely flagship store in Covent Garden, London. She talked about her brand, her inspiration and loves and how she feels about coming to QVC this month.
The world of Orla Kiely
“The world of Orla Kiely is full of colour and pattern, and it’s about graphic design and functionality. I’ve always loved textiles, it’s the core of what I do. I have a strong sense if what I like, I love vintage wallpapers and fabrics because of their bold scale and clean graphic style, which are the cornerstones of my work. I design for myself so I know the design is working and I have to live it.
“I am influenced by the 50s 60s and 70s and how designers of that era were moving away from classic design and looking for something new. We started our brand 20 years ago in a little studio in Battersea, south London. From a tiny team designing prints and bags that stood out against the usual black nylon, we now sell across the world from New York to Tokyo, and it gives me real joy to see people with my bags day-to-day – they bring fun, colour and print to an everyday wardrobe.
The Stem Print
“I love taking natural forms and elements such as leaves and flowers and simplifying them. 15 years ago when we created it, the Stem print was originally just two colours. We realised quite quickly that everyone seemed to love it and that it was an instant hit, in America, Japan and Europe; somehow it seems to make people happy.
“People recognise the style and the print and know that they’re looking at an Orla Kiely piece. It has now been adopted as our logo.
“I love the challenge of making the print last. We wanted to establish it and create variations of it and we always seem to come up with something fresh and I never get bored of it.
Orla Kiely at QVC
“QVC is a recognisable, strong brand and I hope the QVC customer is inspired by the Orla Kiely world and designs. I think they will be excited by the colours and prints as well as the functionality of the designs. The bags will add a real flash to an outfit, and they will last.
“We hope to be able to continue to create newness. Everything we do considers style and functionality, making the Orla Kiely collection great for people who love to stand out and be a little bit different.”
To celebrate the launch of Orla Kiely at QVC, Orla has given us a signed limited edition pattern book to give away.
To be in with a chance of winning this beautiful book, simply leave a comment below before 12pm on 10th November, asking to be entered into the draw.
Read the full T&Cs here and good luck!
Shop the Orla Kiely collection now