Orla Kiely’s vintage style show collection for Clarks, AW 15

We’ll she’s gone and done it again. Orla Kiely has designed another great shoe collection for Clarks and once again it has a real vintage vibe to it as well as being covered in her iconic prints.

Orla Kiely for Clarks vintage style shoes as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

‘I love Ali Mcgraw in Love Story and wanted the shoes to have that preppy, university librarian vibe,’ explains Orla. ‘I wanted to keep the heels chunky and change the uppers with cute features like appliqué flowers and buckles’.

The starting point was the colour palette – a chic navy, a pretty rose, party-ready gold and a classic tan because ‘I have a thing about tan shoes!’ laughs Orla. ‘It’s that whole school shoe thing.’ Then came the leathers – patent, pony, mock-croc, and a metallic as gleaming and more-ish as a Quality Street wrapper. ‘I love the way that we mixed different textured leathers in the same shoe this season,’ she explains. ‘It makes the shoes more interesting and fun.’

Orla Kiely for Clarks vintage style shoes as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

The shapes were, as always, vintage shoe-inspired. ‘I have a BIG collection of vintage shoes,’ confesses Orla. ‘It’s always 60s and 70s shoes. I don’t know what it is – the shape, the colour, the proportion…’It was here in particular that Clarks famous craftsmanship came into play. ‘Clarks were very open to the idea of how proportion and how the tiniest detail – the position of the strap, for example – makes the difference with how expensive a shoe looks,’ she explains. (quotes via the Clarks website)

Orla Kiely for Clarks vintage style shoes as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Orla Kiely for Clarks vintage style shoes as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

I love a couple especially. Abigail (above) NEED to be in my wardrobe. I love the 70s wedge which I know is comfy as I have an amazing pair from Spring this year.

Then grab a look at Angelina in gold. Oh my, am I going to have to buy two pairs?

Orla Kiely for Clarks shoes with a vintage style as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Blog

Other personal favourite are these:

Orla Kiely for Clarks shoes with a vintage style as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Blog

Orla Kiely for Clarks shoes with a vintage style as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Blog

Orla Kiely for Clarks shoes with a vintage style as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Blog

Orla Kiely for Clarks shoes with a vintage style as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Blog

So what do you reckon? Which one is your favourite?

SHOP THE COLLECTION

Kate x

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2 Comments on Orla Kiely’s vintage style show collection for Clarks, AW 15

  1. Jodie Smith
    September 10, 2015 at 9:31 pm (4 years ago)

    It is lovely to find a blog full of vintage/mid century modern love, ESPECIALLY involving Orla Kiely (my favourite modern designer, that I have also blogged about as I am lucky enough to own some of her beautiful things <3 ). Super lovely blog, can't wait to read more of your inspiring posts!

    Jodie | a-textile-perspective.blogspot.co.uk

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    • Kate Beavis
      September 11, 2015 at 7:50 am (4 years ago)

      Ah thanks Jodie x Glad you like it. I’ve been doing this for 5 years now (doesn’t time fly!)

      Reply

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