First was from the American impressionist painter William Merritt Chase. Chase held a huge roll in impressionist art and was responsible for establishing Parsons, New School for Design. The second inspiration was taken from some of the vintage pieces you would find in the back of your grandfather’s closet, like basic cardigans and sweater vests.
Together, Orley created a classic collection focusing on the inner old soul while still keeping it modern by using simple silhouettes and fabrics. Keeping with their Italian background, you see the influence with beautifully knitted cashmere sweaters paired with slim fit trousers.
The entire collection stays within a neutral color story with pops of blue and green hues. Matthew Orley, who makes up one third of the brand, recently said; “We like to say that the guy really carries through and that there’s a consistency to who this Orley guy is”.