Ellery Spring 2012 Lookbook
'The Silent Years', inspired by '70s cults.
There's a boy vs. girl playoff in Ellery's 'The Silent Years' collection. Demure skirts, pleats, peplums and a floral vase print are decidedly feminine, while tailored pant suits and slim tuxedo jackets (so Bianca Jagger) lend a sense of masculinity. Culottes — somewhere between skirts and shorts — are a little of column A, a little of column B.
The structured shell tops for which Ellery has become known are featured once more, but there's also a new kid on the block — this season's must-have item, the bomber jacket.
At times, gold and silver sit alongside each other on the same garment, which makes for a ballin' combination.
For Spring 2012, designer Kym Ellery was inspired by cults in the '70s — think the Manson Family and the Jonestown massacre. She was interested in cult members and their blind faith in things that seemed crazy to the rest of the population, and she somehow managed to make a beautiful and highly-wearable collection out of it.