For Kym Ellery’s second presentation in Paris, the Australian designer showed a well-tailored, wide-ranging collection inspired largely by the paisley and how it would cast a shadow if it were a 3-D object. Such imaginary patterns appeared on pieces like a skirt, scarf and ruched panel of a top.
The mostly monochromatic pieces were worked in bonded and textured materials that created unique volumes.
Shapes ranged from a boxy corset top paired with slouchy pants, for instance, to a dress with bell sleeves and pleated apron.
Ellery said a New York freestanding store may be in the pipeline, and she plans to expand into footwear and jewelry.