“The collection is inspired very much by the forward thinkers from the early 20th century, the scientists who questioned and challenged concepts, such as the speed of light. [That] had us thinking about our industry and how we best should approach it, and the woman of the future,” said Kym Ellery. “What if one day we’re all taking our summer vacation on Venus?”
Along with “retro Sixties futurism,” she took a cue from early-20th-century women, channeling them through wide scoop necklines, bubble sleeves and hems. Ellery slimmed down silhouettes, cut jackets in a more boxy fashion and crafted A-line skirts this season.
Her mash-up of fabrics — technical ones, such as metal cotton or crinkled silk velvet, with more traditional materials, like cotton shirting or checked suiting — looked fresh.
Even the most futuristic looks, like a voluminous brown top and trousers made of material resembling plastic yet moving like silk, nestled well into this collection showcasing Ellery’s supple creativity.
After two years of showing on Paris’ official calendar, she chose to display the spring line in a more intimate way, in her showroom, with a film featuring the looks. Starting Friday evening, that simultaneously went live on elleryfuture.com, and the collection started selling on Saturday morning.
“We like the idea of fashion becoming a bit more democratic,” she said.