AW16 is about the liberation of women from strict silhouettes once worn in early 19th Century. The collection explores the relevance of garments that were considered essential such as the corset.
Kym Ellery says: “We want to unravel, deconstruct and reconstruct pieces from another era in new ways making them relevant today. It is a collection that explores the contrast between old and new, filled with pieces that are both fluid and structured in equal measure.”
Colour palette is deep blacks, flesh tones, warm rusts, soft greys and velvety blues.
Accent colours of white and candy pink lighten the mood
And metallic tones flicker throughout.
Fabrics range from liquid lame to double silk georgette, velvet corduroy to wool suiting and snow fox fur to shimmering lurex velvet.
The brand’s trademark flares were present in different proportions, some with raw then embroidered edges.
New romantic tucks cinch in feminine dresses with voluminous sleeves.
Turn of the century blouses are modern.
Classic shirting is once again key.