Orla Kiely Premium Page

Internationally renowned Irish designer, whose creative world was founded to express her love for pattern, colour and texture.

Orla Kiely Premium Page

Internationally renowned Irish designer, whose creative world was founded to express her love for pattern, colour and texture.

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Vital statistics

  • 1995 Established
  • Private Type
  • 51 - 200 Number of employees
  • 4 Stores
  • 2 Percy Street
    London, United Kingdom
    HQ

Key people

  • Dermott Rowan Chairman & Chief Executive
  • Orla Kiely Creative Director
  • Lisa Lim CFOO

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

The Orla Kiely brand was founded in 1995 by Orla Kiely. With what began as a small collection of accessories, commissioned exclusively by Harrods following her graduation from the Royal College of Art, turned into a design company that embodies colour, print and just the right amount of whimsy in many different forms that create the world of Orla Kiely.

Developed from a passion for mid century design and print, this has informed all aspects of the Orla Kiely product, from the ready to wear collections, fragrance, beauty, handbags, watches, jewellery, shoes, homewares, wallpapers and more.

Collaborations around the world have seen trams in the signature Linear Stem print in Hong Kong, car interiors designed for Citroen DS3 and capsule collections created for Uniqlo.

Evolving each season capturing a new spirit, true to the company’s vision, Orla Kiely has collaborated on print campaigns and films with like minded people such as Venetia Scott, Boo George, Lina Scheynius, and Yelena Yemchuk, who capture the essence that is the world of Orla Kiely.

Working with European mills and the finest knitwear factories, the ready to wear collection continues to produce must wear pieces that echo another era of charm and femininity.  The handbag line, loved by many holds a unique place in the British fashion industry, as being amongst the few which are immediately recognisable world over for it’s distinctive prints and shapes.

Orla Kiely has been awarded an OBE for services to Fashion and Business in 2011.

Collections have been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Keira Knightley, Alexa Chung and Lena Dunham.

Sold in 33 countries with over 1000 stockist including, Harvey Nichols, Anthropologie, and John Lewis, as well as Orla Kiely stores in London, Tokyo and New York. 

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