There are no words for how beautiful I find every last look of Australian designer Ellery's 09/10 Runway Collection. There is something very refined but still DIY about the work, simple but statement-making details, strong shoulders but feminine skirts, unhemmed edges next to thick polished hems, sequins and slacks, silver paired with gold, high neck lines and dipped backs - pulling off such contrast it a heavy task for any designer but somehow this works perfectly. Kym Ellery is the principal designer of this label and Vogue Australia had this to say about her:
The most surprising thing is that some of her pieces can actually be purchased online. These pieces arent available yet but Spring and Summer is up on her website, priced anywhere from $200-$2000. I, honestly, cant wait to get my hands on some of this and can definitely see a certain Oak co-worker in that blue cut-out number. I cant believe how perfect her pieces are and I will remain in shock until her next show.
After studying Fashion Design and Production in her home town of Perth, designer Kym Ellery moved to London and completed studies in Fashion Illustration and Sketchbook Building at leading fashion school, Central Saint Martins.
Upon returning home to Australia, Kym set her sites on styling as a means of learning more about the fashion industry.
With years of fashion knowledge and talent under her belt, Kym's debut label Ellery was born.Her focus on refreshing well cut fabrics and design is what drives the Ellery label forward, offering her audience unique yet wearable options with notable design distinction. Since it’s debut S/S 2007 collection Ellery has been favourably received with prominent editorial fincluding Vogue Australia. Her upcoming S/S ‘08 collection will be the third installment in her continued development.
“I felt like there was a small gap in the market for well made, fashion-forward clothing. Clothing that came out of a label that created its own trends yet refreshed its image each season– as we see in many of the international design houses,” Ellery explains.