Runway Report: Ellery SS17

For her SS17 collection, designer Kym Ellery showcased bold patterns and new volumes citing Japanese girl gangs as her inspiration. “I wanted to evolve the Ellery girl into a romantic so I decided she should be someone who is a rebel, a thinker and a poet. Someone a little tougher.”

Coming out from a tinted pink Perspex set, the girls were certainly tough in black classic Ellery flares, this time with big silver zippers and fastenings. There were punk-scented pieces like glossy, bright pink utilitarian pants, stomper boots that laced up past the thigh and laminated cotton coats and jackets.

Although this was a much darker collection overall, there was pops of color that came in the way of pink and a fiery red-and-black print. “It’s definitely a blend of masculine and feminine, the hard and the soft, the fluid and the stiff. It’s a woman from the past but she’s timeless.”

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