Orla Kiely has joined Japenese retailer UNIQLO for a collaboration. UNIQLO are proud to announce their third collaboration with Irish designer Orla Kiely for the fall winter season. After the sell out success of the last two collections, Orla’s bold colourful prints will once again feature on an exclusive collection of women’s HEATTECH v-neck and rollneck t-shirts. The HEATTECH range is incredible and has been a saviour for me over the past few super-cold winters, successfully combining style and practicality. The collection unites classic British design with Japanese quality and innovative fabrics.
I’ll be joining a LIVE Google + hangout to interview designer Orla Kiely! Joining the live hangout will be Carrie Harwood of www.wishwishwish.net who will be hosting the chat, Illustrator Emma Block, Charlotte Jacklin from Betty Magazine, Jen Allison of www.littlebirdfashion.com and Olivia Purvis from www.whatoliviadid.com
The collection has been exclusively designed for UNIQLO using never before seen prints and colourways. Orla said on the collection,
‘With the idea of a ‘happy winter’ in mind, I have created a joyful burst of prints inspired by a living winter forest with all its flora and fauna. The designs visualise falling leaves and dragonflies dancing in the light, squirrels, little robins, mistletoe and brambles. I used a palette of rich jewel-like colours such as emerald and amethyst and autumnal hues of amber and ruby combined to lift and enhance the true spirit of winter.’
The collection features eight different designs in 16 colourways across v-neck and rollneck long sleeve t-shirts. All designs will launch exclusively online on Monday 28 October, then in all UNIQLO stores on Thursday 31 October. I cannot wait to get mine, as the temperature drops I’m seriously in need of some thermals.
I’m so excited to get the opportunity to ask Orla a question and hangout with the fabulous ladies for a live chat. As a Google+ novice, I’m praying there’s no technical hitches from my side (!) >YELP< and that you’ll all be able to understand my thick Yorkshire accent! and enjoy seeing my manic grin live on camera.
UNIQLO will be hosting a google+ hangout with Orla at 8pm (GMT) on the evening of Wednesday 30th October, which can be watched live HERE. Questions for Orla can be sent in advance via twitter to @Uniqlo_UK
Hope you can join us!