The parents of a close friend of Ellery inspired the Resort’18 collection. They were a conservative duo that on the weekend would moonlight as cowboys. This intriguing double life became the centre of the collection, which combines the brand’s signature DNA with a western sensibility.
Both flamboyant and masculine tailoring sit alongside romantic ruffles, drawstring features and gathered rouching. Classic suits have been westernized with piping detail and the season’s coats finish at elegant lengths.
Lustrous striped velvet, striped silk taffeta, slick ponte PVC and French lace are combined inventively to create both texture and volume. Italian v-neck lurex knits bring a fresh modern feeling whilst buttery leather is soft to touch yet tough in look. Modernity is introduced through sleek tailored A-line skirts, oversized button-up blazers, classic overcoats and puddle hem man-style pants. Design lines are emphasised with curved top-stitching across swerved plackets and pockets.
The floral prints are inspired by the idea of a Texan ‘sitting room’, one filled with vintage upholstery and so incorporate the state’s infamous yellow rose. The jewellery collection is playful and borrows from antique teapots and art deco furniture. A sunny, citrus colour palette travels from burnt orange to yellow finishing on a memorable vibrant green yet still sits alongside a traditionally Ellery monochromatic background.
The growing shoe collection offers delicate pointed Chelsea boots with baby blue perspex heel, rainbow water snake ankle boots, crystal studded loafers and pointed sling back court shoes.
The Resort ’18 collection is modern yet also unveils a tough and confident edge. Growing from a Texan rose into a rifle-bearing trouble maker, the ELLERY woman unveils the complex layers of her personality whilst always having a good time.
PHOTOGRAPHY . KYM ELLERY
STYLING . SARAH STARKEY
HAIR . EDWARD LAMPLEY
MAKE-UP . EMI KANEKO
Celine wears the ‘Lasso Crop Top’ in powder blue with the ‘Kool Aid Man Style Pant’, the ‘Fonda Silverware Earrings’ and the ‘Marfa Chelsea Boot’.
Olympia wears the ‘Rancho Puff Sleeve Shirt’ with the ‘Janey Piped A-Line Skirt’, the ‘Cookie Lasso Earrings’ in gold and silver and the ‘Springfield Chelsea Boot’.
Celine wears the ‘Gold Band Ruffle Sleeve Jacket’ with the ‘Align Vent Front Crop Pant’, the ‘Puppy Love Shirt’ in ivory, the ‘Fonda Silverware Earrings’ and the ‘Springfield Chelsea Boot’.
Celine wears the ‘Blazing Patch Pocket Jacket’, the ‘Kool Aid Man Style Pant’ in powder blue, the ‘Chisolm Ear Hook’ and the ‘Sugar Land Slipper’ in white leather.
Olympia wears the ‘Emma Lou Dress’ with the ‘Stallone Pendant Necklace’ and the ‘Rising Sun Chelsea Boot’.
Olympia wears the ‘Mae Funnel Neck Dress’ with the ‘Fonda Earring’ and the ‘Sugar Land Slipper’.
Celine wears the ‘Norma Panelled Bra’ with the ‘Saloon Tie Waist Ruffle Skirt’, the ‘Chisolm Ear Hook’, the ‘Goner Watch Link Necklace’ and the ‘Marfa Chelsea Boot’.
Olympia wears the ‘Kenny Piped Jacket’ with the ‘Puppy Love Shirt’, the ‘Rogers Piped Cropped Flare’, the ‘Shultz Saddle Earrings’ and the ‘Malena Sling Back Shoe’.