SISJ FASHION: DESIGNER PROFILE – KYM ELLERY > By Jessica OConnell
Kym Ellery epitomises effortless glamour and modern chic, and recently took Paris by storm. Kym Ellery is a dominating force in the world of fashion and her domination is set to continue well into 2015.
Beginning her career in Perth, Western Australia, Ellery studied Fashion Design and Production. She soon accepted an offer to attend the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College in London, where the likes of Stella McCartney and the late Alexander McQueen honed their skills. It wasn’t long before she was lured back to Australian shores and joined the team at the newly formed RUSSH magazine and was ultimately motivated to start her dream and create the incredibly innovative avant-garde inspired brand that we all know and love today – ELLERY.
Being only the third Australian fashion designer invited to Paris Fashion Week in twenty years, behind the likes of Collette Dinnigan and Martin Grant, 2013 was a big year for Ellery. Her fashion journey in Paris was filmed and documented by Patrick Pearse and was shown last year as part of a Fashion On Film Season for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Premiere: Ellery in Paris is a raw and candid snapshot into the life of Ellery and a definite must-see for all you budding fashionistas!
Renowned for her minimal architectural structuring, Ellery has produced some exquisite pieces that are modern yet classic. Every season she offers a fresh perspective and starts with a clean slate. She teams pretty feminine pieces with an edgier aesthetic and this feel has resonated with fashionistas all over the globe. Her clothes allow you to be yourself and make a statement whilst maintaining a classically effortless look, hence the reason for her cult-like following.
A small town girl who made it to the pinnacle of the fashion world, Ellery claims she looked up to many of the world’s top designers, but now that she is standing alongside them I am quite sure that there are many people now looking up to her. She is a force to be reckoned with and I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for this creative Aussie beauty!
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