Stop Everything! Kym Ellery Just Made Her Paris Fashion Week Debut
If you ever questioned whether or not Kym Ellery has made it in the fashion world, you just got your answer. As the third ever Australian designer to be listed on the official Paris Fashion Week schedule, Ellery just shut it down with her most stellar collection yet.
Less structured than collections past, defined by razor-sharp tailoring and exaggerated volume, her Spring offering was lighter than usual. Inspired by the 1969 artwork Wrapped Coast by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, where the famed artists used tarp to cover part of Sydney's coastline, the collection displayed colours, textures and lines distinct to the work.
Kym swapped heavy jacquard fabrics for rich silks, crepe and cotton, but still achieved volume through long billowy hemlines and rich gathering. Bare shoulders and plunging necklines were key and made for a feminine touch, which was reiterated through pleated waistlines, delicate velvet prints and bell-sleeves. Still a major fan of her signature flares? Never fear — they were dotted throughout in the form of ankle skimming pants and detached statement sleeves.
The collection was painted in a monochrome palette of navy, white and black. Major metallic pieces were injected throughout, reminiscent of a sun-drenched tarp and set-off the muted colour scheme.
Read on for every beautiful runway look, and get your Ellery wish-list sorted!