Rebel, intellectual, always poetic at heart, the Ellery woman blossoms in her Spring/Summer 2017 pieces. Her architectural silhouette comes complete with new textures and enhanced details, and gives her the look and feel of an unshakeable leader with true character.
Kym Ellery, a Perth native with a vision, far from clichés and postcard images, might very well be Australia’s best ambassador. Like wind on the beach, she brings her ruffled sensibility on 70’s menswear-infused tunics, minimalist dresses and jabot blouses from one coast to another, all emerging in a black and white collection. Femininity projects far from the body into straight shapes of smooth and innovative fabric produced in Switzerland and Italy.
This is what defines Ellery in the eye of LECLAIREUR — a strong sense of style, a great balance between masculinity and femininity, and above all a new face in the world of fashion that successfully mixes unexpected influences. Aesthetically, the designs bring to mind a Lanvin collection taken over by Alexander Wang, mixing bold finishings with exceptional emphasis on cut. No wonder her notoriety keeps on growing at light speed! In 2013 hers was the third Australian brand in history to be invited to the Paris Fashion Week. Ellery has become a highly up and coming it-brand worn by celebrities like style icon Cate Blanchett and risk-taker Solange Knowles.
Kim Ellery breathes a dissident breeze in this season’s spirit, while preserving the bohemian vibe she’s held dear since the inception of the brand in 2007, in Sidney, Australia. Her definition of femininity, draped in straight cuts and monochromic tones, almost abstract, is filled with power.
Leather and silk velvet mingle, while her masculine, magnified proportions remind us of the 70s counterculture, with her signature ruffles rippling around the wrists, the arms and the legs, conferring a certain softness to those eternal insubordinates who swear by her creativity.
Walking the cheeky edge, toying with a Japanese vibe, the collection is also a playful nod to sukebans – aka these teenage girl-gangs seen as tokens of the emancipating new Japanese generation. See them prancing in crocodile-skin short jackets, or flared high-waisted pants – one of the brand’s trademark pieces: metallic zippers, wrinkled fabrics and long links bring poetry to each and and any of their moves.