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Pattern [Hardcover]

Orla Kiely
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Oct. 18 2010
Back in the 1990's, when Irish-born designer Orla Kiely graduated from London's Royal College of Art, fashion was black, conceptual, devoid of pattern and frankly, pretty boring. Her very first collection of signature handbags turned the fashion world on its head, displaying a new sense of freshness and optimism. Now, nearly 20 years later, the graphic patterns and expressive colors of her apparel, handbags and home furnishings are instantly recognizable - and universally coveted.

In Pattern, Orla Kiely traces the pattern of her own development as a designer, providing useful information and inspiring insights that can help all of us develop a creative eye for color, shape, form - and pattern. Gain a glimpse of a typical fashion year, including the timing, production and presentation of seasonal collections. Come to understand the power of color, how it triggers emotional and intellectual responses, and how to temper those responses by combining and contrasting tones. And who better than Kiely to advise us on the use of pattern in our lives, be it in the clothes we wear, the accessories we carry, or the furnishing we surround ourselves with in our homes, from wallpaper to rugs, lampshades to linens? Vibrant illustrations and gorgeous photography make Pattern a visual treasure and a thoughtful guide to using pattern with confidence and joy.

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London-based designer Orla Kiely has numerous awards to her credit, plus a devoted following around the globe. Her growing brand produces a ready-to-wear collection, housewares, furnishings, luggage and accessories, as well the coveted handbags. Her designs and products are sold internationally - from her own stores, to places in the U.S. like Target and Nordstrom.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, Good Quality Book Feb. 2 2011
Format:Hardcover
This book contained everything I was hoping for: gorgeous photos of Orla Kiely designs, descriptions of her inspiration, insightful text, and good quality binding and overall design. It is also a good size-not small and pokey, and not too big and unwieldy. Perfect for any fan of fashion/design.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing. May 28 2011
Format:Hardcover
This book is absolutely perfect. The pictures, the content, the size, the binding.
Working in fashion, it's the kind of book you cherish!
Totally fits Orla Kiely design line: pure, simple, and beautiful.
Anyone out there that's a fan of Orla should get this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have!!! Dec 28 2010
By Tia - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I have been wanting this book for sometime. To my delight my sister gave it to me for Christmas. Such a beautiful book. The heavy weight, the density of the cover, the thick matte pages and color quailty on those pages...its a pleasure to hold. The images and patterns are delightful, an inspiration for any contemporary artist/designer. Many thanks to Orla! Additional Note: Come to find out my sister not only purchased this for herself, but for 2 other friends who are eager to pass it on too! Its a winner!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Will appeal to any college-level arts and design library Jan. 21 2011
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
PATTERN is a fine recommendation for any collection interested in fashion design and provides an account tracing the author's own development as a designer and insights into how to develop an eye for color, form and pattern. From wall coverings and rugs to linens and interior design, this packs in lovely photos and insights into how to use pattern successfully and will appeal to any college-level arts and design library.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gorgeous book for the lover of art and design Nov. 30 2010
By Rosemary - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A very attractive book with pictures, information and colour plates telling the story of a modern artist, designer Orla Kiely. An essential book for everyone who loves the beautiful life!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Feb. 13 2011
By jjbaby - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love Orla Kiely's Pattern Book. It is full of different illustrations of her work and it is a nice sized book. It is perfect for a coffee table. I highly recommend this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational book! May 31 2014
By Sofia - Published on Amazon.com
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Many lovely patterns from which to draw inspiration. Perfect for a coffee table book and to add to your home decor book collection.
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