Australian fashion favourite Ellery unveiled its Spring Summer 2014 offering over the weekend at Paris Fashion Week, marking Kym Ellery's debut show in Paris. Ellery was invited to show off-schedule by the Fédération Français de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode.
Typically Ellery shapes were poignant in the collection, with strapless dresses and flared silhouettes strong throughout. Inspired by '70s architecture, the range's decadent theme is clear in the colour choices — claret, garnet, black, white, soft nudes and slivers of metallic. Rich textures — silk organza, metallic striped gauze, wood-grain lamé, satin foam and hand sewn netted sequins — all added depth to the sculptural sihouettes.
Kym Ellery is the third Australian designer to ever be invited to show during Paris Fashion Week, and Collette Dinnigan and Paris-based Martin Grant are the only Australians to be invited on to the official schedule over the last twenty years. But with the success of their debut collection, fingers are crossed Ellery will also be added to the official list. "Depending on their success (off calendar), they become part of the official calendar" federation president Didier Grumbach said.
Images courtesy of Ellery.