By Alex Badia
On the heels of their CFDA Swarovski Menswear award win, the designers behind the Orley label presented a collection rooted in nostalgia, a trademark of the brand. While many of the silhouettes were familiar — a Fifties-inspired knit polo and a zip-up cropped patchwork jacket — when paired with Seventies-era shorts and plaid jackets, the look felt modern and relevant.
A partnership with Milano Unica Fabric Program afforded Alex, Matthew and Samantha Orley the opportunity to expand further from their signature knitwear and experiment with different blends, such as cotton-linen for summer denim and dry wools for jackets and shorts.
The Orleys firmly adhere to their brand message of timelessly quirky design, and that discipline is helping them carve out a strong niche in a crowded men’s wear market.