Orla Kiely is an Irish fashion designer based in London.
Her designs are colorful, funny and inspired by 60s and 70s years with lots of green and brown colours.
She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1993. She was commissioned by Harrods to design a range of hats and the label soon included a range of accessories. She moved into handbags after her father noted during her first London Fashion Week that everyone was carrying a handbag, but no one was wearing a hat.
Together with her husband, Dermott Rowan, The Orla Kiely Partnership was formed in 1997. Orla Kiely showed in London Fashion Week and secured her first export orders. The following year, they took the collection to Premiere Class.