The Orla Kiely brand is probably best known for its prints, which have been developed from the designer's Royal College of Art background and now make up the signature style of many of the pieces. The pear and stem design is one of the best recognized, as well as the flowers and acorns. The brand is well known for its accessories, home wares and stationary and the laminated cloth that has been incorporated into many of those looks was pioneered for this market by Orla Kiely. The clothing line is simply designed with a strong retro aesthetic that is built on the foundations of super femininity. The line of dresses is a great example of this with cat, dog and snowdrop prints adorning shift dresses, full skirted looks and sweatshirt dresses.