I am a Dublin based fashion designer with a background in international sportswear apparel having designed for brands such as Fila, Puma, Lee Jeans and Sweaty Betty. I have also worked as a trend analyst and forecaster with WGSN in London. I am a small independent label with a growing client base that seek Irish handmade quality designs. ‘Denim meets sports’ merged with a strong pop of colour is my overall aesthetic. Graphic art, deconstructionism and androgyny in fashion inspire me. I am also experimenting with wearable technologies to try to create the perfect triangle of denim, sport and technology.
I try to be as sustainable where I can by using organic materials and eliminating as much waste as possible. Innovation, attention to detail and finish are my core principles as a designer.
I am using more faded pastel denim colours with clashing contrasts. I try to use sustainable and eco-friendly fabrics where possible and I will be introducing more organic denim this season. Taking inspiration from the 1990’s and Christine and the Queens -Tilted performance I will be making clean lines and more structured and tailored garments. I cycle a lot too so I am introducing some reflective colour-block design clothing for a more seamless transition from day to night without compromising style. I’ll continue with a high waisted culotte with panels and my shorter cropped graphic sweaters with kimono sleeves were popular so my customers can expect more of those with a new twist and I will continue with my coatigan style with more panelling.
SS18| DESIGNER | ORLA LANGAN
Available from Om Diva and Atrium
Photographer: Lorna Fitzsimons http://www.lornafitzsimons.com
Assisted by Holly Mulhall
Stylist: Jan Brierton @ Morgan the Agency
Make up: Ashley O’Connor http://ashleyoconnor.com
Set Design: Robyn Egan @trip_tych
Model: Ailbhe @ Morgan The Agency
Shot on location at Grey Area Studios http://www.greyarea.ie
My SS17 collection combines sportswear and denim, which is a significant part of my signature as a designer. This collection is heavily influenced by artists Alex Walker and Jesús Perea with soft geometrics that offset sharp angular lines and asymmetric panelling. Deconstructed sleeves are also key features. Colours range from sorbet to darker tones inspired by satellite imagery of cities waking at night.
SS17| DESIGNER | ORLA LANGAN
Photographer – Alex Brennan Kearns
Stylist: Jan Brierton
Model – Robyn @ Morgan The Agency
Make up – Ashley O’ Connor
AW17 | DESIGNER | ORLA LANGAN
My AW16\17 collection is an eclectic mix combining denim, hickory stripe, grid and geometric prints with a Japanese twist. The collection has undertones of workwear utility which is influenced by the emergence of denim in the mid-19th century.
PHOTOGRAPHY | STYLING BY DAVID POOLE
MODEL | LARA BRODERICK