For some celebrities, even when they're dead, they're not really gone. Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain are two artists, each with a relatively small body of documented works, but who continue to exist in our collective conscience simply because their brilliance can't, or won't, be forgotten. But beyond their oeuvres, do their iconic looks play a part in their legacies?
The first thought that came to mind upon seeing the images from Orla Kiely's S/S 2012 show was that of a fresh-faced young girl. The girl that Kiely designs for is so virginal, she could very well be a milkmaid. If I had grown up on a farm as a fresh-faced young milkmaid, I would certainly have been the kind to regularly slip away at sundown to lie in the haystacks and listen to music.
By Olga Kwak