NEW YORK, Jan 17, 2014/ — Australian-born, Central Saint Martin grad Kym Ellery launches her first pre-fall collection that is brief and concise yet full of dynamic contradictions.
Entitled “Interfacing”, the collection has a dichotomy that flits between fluid and rigid, sensual and frigid, feminine or masculine, both shrunken and oversized.
Inspired by the inner workings of traditional tailored garments, Kym created a succinct collection of classic, wearable and trans-seasonal pieces based on the guiding principles of Savile Row tailoring.
The silhouettes encourage the wearer to have an upright posture with corsets, funnel necks, cinched waists and décolletage necklines. On the flip side oversized pod coats, voluminous triple organza dresses and shirts engulf the body.
The re-imagining of classic tailored suits play with proportions and draw focus to the ankle. The colour palette is monochromatic with a ribbon of powder pinks and deep clarets.
Fabrics range from foam backed velvet, floral etched brocade, pony skin leather, duchess satin and a highlight of embroidered Swiss silk. Draped curtain panels hang from strapless necklines while gold coin buttons illuminate man style blazers.
Overall the precise, tactile and mature collection sees ELLERY simplify and diversify their annual offering.
Photos courtesy of ELLERY
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