Kym Ellery said the 1969 Christo project, Wrapped Coast, in which Little Bay, Australia, was wrapped in one million square feet of fabric and 35 miles of rope, inspired her spring effort.
The Ellery collection was not quite as dramatic. Her own wrapping techniques were nonetheless compelling, keeping the clothes at all times wearable.
The Sydney-based designer sculpted her way around the female body via ruched drawstring details, curtained panels and undulating paper-bag waists, molding them into beautifully organic shapes. One ensemble featured a pair of ample culottes, excess fabric naturally overflowing around the waist, and matched with a simple camisole.
The wrapping and draping also left its mark on the tailoring, as Ellery added dramatic peplums or enveloping and ruffled bell sleeves.