Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Orla Kiely for Uniqlo preview: part 4


Orla Kiely's second collection for Uniqlo launches tomorrow. Throughout this week, I've been giving you a sneak peek of the collection – and I've saved one of my favourite pieces till last.

Introducing the Orla Kiely hoodie. It's one of the more pricey pieces in the Orla Kiely for Uniqlo range, if you can call £29.90 expensive. Can you see what Orla Kiely's done here? Using her trademark prints, she's takes the humble hoodie out of the realms of casual to give it her unique twist.

I particularly like the simplicity of the navy and white colourway of this design, and the fact that the print extends into the lining of the hood. For a gentle pattern clash, I've teamed it with one of the Orla Kiely for Uniqlo long-sleeved tees. Featuring a pretty all-over tree print, it's just £14.90.

There are several hoodie designs to choose from – this pattern also comes in claret – and even more T-shirt prints. See them on the Orla Kiely page on Uniqlo's website and preview the rest of the collection. Orla Kiely for Uniqlo is available in store and online from Thursday 6th September.

7 comments:

  1. Hello!
    I love some of the pieces from the Orla Kiely/Uniqlo collection, and seeing as you have been lucky enough to try them...I'd love to know what you think re: fit - are they true to size?
    I'd be grateful if you could let me know!
    Keep up the good work!
    A

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    1. Hi A,

      So glad you like the Orla Kiely x Uniqlo collection, and my blog!

      Unfortunately, the samples I shot weren't in my size. However, since shopping the collection, I'd say it is true to Uniqlo sizing.

      I went up a size (from extra small to small) with the hoodie so that there's room for layering underneath. But the peplum blouses don't come in extra small so I've found the small is a little on the large size. It wasn't enough to deter me, though, I still got one!

      Hope that helps.

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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    2. Thanks for the reply!

      I took a chance and ordered the navy hoodie in size L, but I got it wrong! I definitely need M.
      I contacted Uniqlo to see whether they're likely to receive more stock - they said they would within the next couple of weeks, but weren't sure what items would be restocked. So I'll have to wait and see...or find someone who wants to do a swap :-)

      Love your blog!
      A

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  2. Wow this is fab! I'm gonna have to try and get one tomorrow!

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    1. Hi Becs,

      I thought of you when I saw the hoodies. Have got you one :)

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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  3. That hoody is gorgeous! It's so great that Orla Kiely is pairing up with a high street brand.

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    1. Hi shipshapeandbristolfashion,

      Yes, I think the hoodies are one of the best pieces in the collection.

      It's amazing how an Orla Kiely print transforms the humble hoodie, isn't it?

      And I agree, it's great that Orla Kiely is working with Uniqlo. I really hope there's more collections to come.

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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