DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish designer Orla Kiely, who constructed a vogue label round vibrant 1970s-style geometric prints, has closed her on-line business and outlets within the UK and Ireland after dad or mum company Kiely Rowan went into administration.
People stroll previous an Orla Kiely retailer in central London, Britain September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
The designer, greatest identified for a particular stem sample that adorns every part from luggage to bedding, based her label in 1995. It grew to become a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
Kiely’s Home and Design licencing business will proceed buying and selling, promoting equipment and homeware although distribution companions, the company stated in a press release posted on its web site on Wednesday.
Kiely Rowan Plc ceased buying and selling on Monday and shut its two London shops in Chelsea and Covent Garden, and its Irish retail outlet within the upmarket Kildare Village buying outlet.
The company is the most recent retailer on the British excessive road to exit of business or shut outlets as they wrestle with subdued client spending, rising labour prices and better business property taxes in addition to rising on-line competitors.
London’s Fashion and Textile Museum is at present exhibiting a collection of Kiely’s work that features greater than 150 patterns and merchandise, in addition to collaborations with photographers, movie administrators and designers.
The ‘A Life In Pattern’ exhibition will proceed till September 23, as scheduled, a spokeswoman for the museum stated.
Reporting by Graham Fahy, enhancing by Padraic Halpin and Elaine Hardcastle