Lookbook Series: Orla Kiely’s Retro-Inspired Collection for Fall

UK designer Orla Kiely is known for her fearless use of color, pattern, and texture. For Fall 2010, she toned things down with a moody palette and classic 1950's, Betty Draper-worthy silhouettes.

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Orla Kiely
UK designer Orla Kiely is known for her fearless use of color, pattern, and texture. For Fall 2010, she toned things down with a moody palette and classic 1950's, Betty Draper-worthy silhouettes.
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Orla gave the classic skirt suit an update with teal-blue tweed and sky high sandals. We love the contrasting ivory satchel--the perfect size for lugging your laptop, magazine, and wallet.
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Old-school Orla fans will be thrilled with the extensive outwear selection: this simple black wool coat could be worn over everything from little knit dresses to long men's trousers.
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This look gets us hungry for pumpkin pie and apple cider: a pearly gray dress printed with falling leaves is topped off with a classic cable cardigan in warm sienna.
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Orla Kiely
Kiely's take on a classic felted wool pea coat includes white-banded pockets and a darling rounded collar.
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Orla Kiely
Kiely's eye for mixing-and-matching unusual prints is dead on-trend this season. We dig the bold black and white stripe paired with the more muted colors in the sundress.
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This gorgeous A-line coat features little eyelet embellishments on the front pockets.
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Orla throws a touch of futurism into the mix her fitted knit button-down hoodie, styled with high-waisted gray flannel shorts.
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Orla Kiely
An easy striped knit dress needs little more than thick wool tights and a simple ankle boot.
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We love the color of this forest green sweater dress, but unless you're six feet tall, it could probably benefit from a belt.
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Hands down, our favorite piece from the collection is this spectacular flannel romper with oodles of details: a contrasting peter-pan collar in ivory silk, shiny white buttons, a waist-cinching belt and a little bit of a pouf sleeve. Perfect.
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Here we get a frontal view of the gray A-line coat: with big black sunglasses and a little pillbox hat, this could have been savaged from Jackie O's wardrobe.
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This blown-out gingham check is a perfect pattern for transitioning out of summer. We can't wait to try them with some of the cropped knit sweaters that have been popping up.
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We're crazy about the gingham check on this hooded duffle coat.
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This self belted a-line skirt would be terrific piece for transitioning into the holiday season, especially when paired an embellished velvet top.
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Orla Kiely
We could see this gingham skirt suit making a cameo on Peggy in "Mad Men."
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As always, what Orla's moody prints are always the highlight of the collection. This blousy belted dress would look fantastic under a shearling-lined coat.
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Orla's efforts to resurrect the peter pan collar are even more convincing when paired with her printed minis.
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Orla Kiely
Another Betty Draper-esque ensemble: we love the empire waistline and demure bracelet sleeves
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Orla Kiely
This easy party frock is a touch Victorian with its high ruffle collar and short pouf sleeve. (It sort of seems like there should be a matching doll outfit).
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What better belt for a dress printed with bows than an actual bow?
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Orla Kiely
We can see print-enthusiasts like Susie Bubble or Tavi rocking this bow-printed evening coat.
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Orla Kiely
These pleated wool men's trousers are a perfect fall staple. We dig the higher waist and slightly narrow leg opening.
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Orla Kiely
Orla's signature printed rain slicker is updated with a flattering belted waist.
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Orla Kiely
Come December, we anticipate wearing a simple velvet cocktail dress like this one to every holiday party.
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A simple apple-red coat with swingin' 60's details like white square buttons and a miniature collar.
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