Kym Ellery makes her debut at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Written for Fashion Journal

The new Ellery woman.

Australian fashion heavyweight Kym Ellery has debuted her January 2018 collection at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.

Voluminous fabrics, embroidery and embellishments, webbed lace, and draped silhouettes reflect the designer’s vision to celebrate the new Ellery woman.

Embracing the connection between masculinity and femininity, the collection features man-style tailoring, forward-facing sleeves and open cuffed cigarette pants.

A skirt made with 40 metres of French silk twill stole the show, which took 120 artisanal hours to construct.

The jewellery collection draws inspiration from the female form, and vases from Kym Ellery’s mantelpiece – a nod to the brand’s ongoing sentiment ‘to collect and be cherished’.

Square-toed boots and slingback court shoes made from marble and tortoiseshell resin also appeared on the runway.

The second 2018 collection will be released at Paris Fashion Week in March.

Lucy Folk Salon Pop-Up

Written for Broadsheet

Melbourne designer Lucy Folk is bringing a concept store to Windsor this weekend, inspired by her candy-coloured Bondi boutique, Playa by Lucy Folk.

Folk is known for designs that blend luxury with bold colour, texture and a bit of quirk.

The Lucy Folk Salon will stock Folk’s playful jewellery, sunglasses, clutches, hair accessories, hats and socks from Basket case, her latest collection.

As at Playa, the Salon will also include a number of other labels and products, including towel clutches by Lalla, swimwear by Marysia, summer scarves by Epice and clothing by Lemaire.

Open from 10am to 5pm.

Aoyama Archive Pop-Up Shop

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Trawl through the racks for some vintage gems.
Aoyama Archive will pop up in Collingwood to feature some of Japan’s most recognised fashion houses including Issey Miyake, Undercover and Yohji Yamamoto.

Among the racks you might find a piece from Comme des Garçons’s fall/winter 1989 collection or Junya Watanabe’s spring/summer 2003. The collection will also include ‘90s vintage pieces by Jean Paul Gaultier.

Local artists Remen Blake Hambly and Nicholas McGinnity will collaborate for two art installations. Visual artist Thomas Russell will project visuals of runways and Japanese manga on old television monitors. There will also be music by local DJs Patrick Adams and Tim Heaney.

The event will be one of the last held at the Magic Johnston space before it’s demolished to make way for new apartments.