Orla Kiely and Dennis Nothdruft, curator of her exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, discuss the exhibition and her work.
Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern
25 May – 23 September 2018 at the Fashion and Textile Museum
Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Her stylized graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable. With a global audience in thrall to the rhythms and repeats of her designs, this exhibition explores the power of decoration to transform the way we feel.
Featuring over 150 patterns and products, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern emphasises the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives. With unique access to the company archives, the exhibition offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world – how she works, what has inspired her, and why her facility with pattern has produced designs that have resonated around the world. This exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum is a must-see opportunity for everyone interested in the changing look of the 21st century environment.
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Images © Orla Kiely.