FALL ’17 ART SERIES
shot backstage at the Fall ’17 collection show by SASCHA HEINTZE
art imagery by KYM ELLERY
An electric awakening inspires the Ellery Fall ‘17 collection. It’s the story of a traditional, bourgeois woman who goes on a journey of self-discovery.
Silhouettes vary, each a metaphor of her trip. Corsetry, roll necks and restricted tailoring sit amongst lingerie, exaggerated sleeves and boudoir-style gowns. A colour palette of neutrals feature shades of camel, black and white that are then interrupted with a cacophony of purple, pink, yellow and fiery orange.
Checked suiting and crisp shirting mark the onset of the voyage. A slither of metallic purple appears, later snowballing into latex coated lace, electric tie-dye prints, ostrich feather shags and swirling lamé jacquards. The Italian knitwear offering is delicately knit into bouclé and extremely fine lurex mesh.
Velvet, corduroy and patent leather make for a tactile and opulent shoe offering. Hand-moulded lava-lamp inspired perspex heels transport the collection into a psychedelic realm. Court shoes are suspended with beads from a dismantled chandelier.
The jewellery collection, reminiscent of a bourgeois, boudoir interior references retro-style light fittings. Freshwater pearls and resin balls punctuate the silver, gold and powder coated metals. Firework earrings explode on the lobe and across the neckline. Wind-chime shaped pieces are both sculptural and mechanical cutting a sharp line visually through the ear.
The overarching attitude of experimentation results in a collection that talks to both sides of a woman. It understands the desire for two extremes and deconstructs social expectations on a journey towards emancipation.
STYLIST . LUDIVINE POIBLANC
CASTING . BETH DUBIN
MAKE-UP DIRECTOR . VAL GARLAND and the M.A.C PRO TEAM
HAIR DIRECTOR . EUGENE SOULEIMAN and the WELLA TEAM
MANICURIST . ANATOLE RAINEY
SHOW PRODUCER . OBO
SHOW MUSIC . GRAZ MULCAHY
SHOW VIDEO MUSIC . MAXIME SOKOLINSKI
EDITOR . DUC THINH DONG
FOOTAGE . VIDEOPOLIS