Orla Kiely

23 Apr 19
Leek School of Art - Sophie Rucroft

Orla Kiely is and Irish fashion designer based in London. She began her career designing hats, she then moved onto designing and working on handbags and a variety of other items including kitchenware and cars. She received a master’s degree from The Royal College of Art. Kiely praises and honours her grandmother for instilling creativity […]

15 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

2018 was one of the worst years for British high street. Retailers closed their doors and sacked homes across the country with many job losses. The crisis hit brands like House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, who were trying to keep deals open, while other retailers, such as New Look, were looking for a […]

13 Apr 19
Traditional, Vintage & Modern Interiors

We’ve been lucky recently with the lovely sunny weather, but the brightness doesn’t need to be confined to the outside.  Why not splash out on a dash of colour this Spring and bring some sunshine into the home?

04 Apr 19
FMP

Im looking to produce prints to then turn into wallpaper, cushions, phone cases, e.t.c. as part of my contextual research I’m going to be looking at Orla Kiely. She is an extremely successful artist who has used her style of simple but affective patterns and block colour to create something that people love and want […]

01 Apr 19
History. Heritage. Hilarity.

Hello everyone! We have been hidden away writing and crafting our PhD’s BUT we are venturing out into the wide-world over Easter to experience some of these great Heritage Hits in 2019. Over 2019, we have some exciting projects bubbling away in the background of our academic studies and hopefully we will be able to share […]

14 Mar 19
Jessica Bosley

It was such a shame for me to not be able to attend the London trip to Chelsea harbour as I was working unfortunately on that day. Anyone who wasn’t able to attend the trip had another task to do. So I followed that task, the task was to go into department stores and find […]

27 Mar 19
Skein Reaction

Lots of yarny fun and inspiration at EYF 2019!

26 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

The hottest luxury and A List News The hottest luxury and A List News Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, is in the spotlight after a supposed crack between her and her friend Kate Middleton – one that has become controversial and that the couple has allegedly taken legal action. Rose is believed to be […]

25 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

Just like hemlines, the fortunes of fashion brands rise and fall. But with many people eschewing high street stores for online shopping, some of our biggest retailers are in crisis. Latest casualties include L.K.Bennett, which went into administration this month, as well as Orla Kiely, which went belly-up at the end of 2018. Others, by […]

22 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

2018 was one of the worst years for British high street. Retailers closed their doors and sacked homes across the country with many job losses. The crisis hit brands like House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, who were trying to keep deals open, while other retailers like New Look were looking for a solution […]

22 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

2018 one of the worst years for the uk high street with retailers shutting their doors and plaguing homes across the country with many job losses. Crisis hit brands like the House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer fought to keep stores open while other retailers looking for closures and job losses. In 2018, nearly […]

15 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

The businesses of Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge could be in danger after it emerged that Sir Philip Green was speeding up plans to restructure his Arcadia group. Changes to the retail empire could include a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), which is a type of bankruptcy mechanism. This can cause a significant number of […]

14 Mar 19
PDA bubble

Is it time for your P.D.A? What now?! I hear you cry. Another form to fill in that seems to have slipped you by or didn’t quite make it through the ‘communication force field? No, not at all. THIS is actually a useful exercise and one that, I hope will prove insightful AND valuable. The […]