Akila & Ellery, a perfect match

It was the perfect accompaniment to Ellery’s spring 2011 show at Australian fashion week: a 200 page publication that was not so much a celebration as a validation of the label’s spread; of it’s status. Ellery’s Gazette brings together work from many of the creative forces Kym Ellery has crossed paths with, including one of my personal favourites, photographer Akila Berjaoui. Grainy and dark and with just as much skin as clothing, Akila’s contribution to the Gazette’s pages is the kind that sells itself on mood rather than any clear ability to see or appreciate the actual clothing. But that goes back to Ellery’s allure; it’s a brand built largely on cool-factor.

On a side note, Ellery’s ability and willingness to produce a full publication says something for the direction of print media; print media can be new media as, in our definition, ‘new media’ goes beyond mere format. Ellery’s Gazette is a fine example of print as ‘souvenir’, and that’s a key new media trait if ever there was one.

akila berjaoui ellery gazette nsfw

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Akila Berjaoui for the Ellery Gazette (NSFW)
Akila Berjaoui for the Ellery Gazette (NSFW)
Akila Berjaoui for the Ellery Gazette (NSFW)
Akila Berjaoui for the Ellery Gazette (NSFW)
Akila Berjaoui for the Ellery Gazette (NSFW)
Akila Berjaoui for the Ellery Gazette (NSFW)
Akila Berjaoui for the Ellery Gazette (NSFW)
Akila Berjaoui for the Ellery Gazette (NSFW)

These shots came via Akila’s blog. Click on the thumbnails for more (note, NSFW).

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.