There is nothing quite like a new Orla Kiely collection to give my heart a surge of excitement. The Orla Kiely Pre-Spring/Summer 2013 collection is now available and features some striking galleon motifs. Colours include an earthy sand, sky blue, navy, a vibrant poppy red, and an exuberant yellow that I am doing backflips over!
Around The World Print Silk Twill Sleeveless Dress, Sand
Around The World Print Silk Twill Romper, Sky
Pixelated Galleon Intarsia Reversible Cardigan - Sky
I am really taken with this wonderful, sunny, banana-yellow combined with black and white. That and the beautiful mustard colour below can be found frequently in 1950s fabric design, which I have an affinity for. I can't wait to hear what the Pantone colour of the year is for 2013 - with Tangerine Tango being the colour for 2012, could this fruity yellow be the next in line? Looking at the Pantone Colour Report for Spring 2013, there is in fact a colour called lemon zest. I think that is an inspiring description and I would love to see it as the pick for 2013; it's certainly shaping up to be mine.
Boat Pointelle Cardigan, Yellow
I'm still a big fan of mustard, and I adore the stylish scalloped neck and stand-out yellow belt on the dress below.
Solid Crepe Blend Sleeveless Dress - Mustard
Poppy red is also a colour that appears on the Pantone Colour Report for Spring 2013 and it gets my second vote for colour of the year. This poppy-red dress by Orla Kiely is exquisite! Simple elegance making a statement with vibrant colour; to me that is perfection.
Solid Silk Crepe Collar Dress - Poppy
Classic Stem - Olive, Wallpaper by Orla Kiely
Striped Petal - Graphite by Orla Kiely