PARIS, Oct 1, 2013/ — Making her debut in Paris this season, Australia-native Kym Ellery wowed the Paris fashionistas with a dynamic and sophisticated collection that embodies the signature ELLERY silhouette.
Entitled “.TRANSCENDENTA .”, the collection was inspired by 1970s interior architecture, collage and the meditating mind; decadence is paramount with a color palette of claret, garnet, black, white, soft nudes and slivers of metallic. Depth is created through the use of rich textures comprising of weightless silk organza, metallic striped gauze, wood grain lamé, satin foam and hand sewn netted sequins.
Contemporary artist Ben Barretto was commissioned by the designer to re-create his works into bespoke panels which have then been artfully inserted into garments. His hand woven tapestries made from twine, abseiling rope and bricklayer’s line cement the color palette for the season.
Strapless dresses are poignant within the collection and the flares for which Ellery is famed appear in several forms; from discrete to theatrical. Crisp ruffled skirts, exaggerated circle cut sleeves and oversized dresses swim nonchalantly around the body while an ‘abstract collage’ print highlights the collection.
Femininity and masculinity is key in combination; the collection offers a new guard of modern classics and pieces that will live on to remain both covetable and cult-worthy.
Photos courtesy of ELLERY