Ellery: retro futurist cool

We certainly didn’t come to 2010′s RAFW (Australian fashion week) expecting sparkling silver flares and 70s glam glitter-covered faces. But it was those that opened Ellery‘s Spring 2010 show, and those that made it burn deeply into every guest’s memory as a refreshing change in direction from the usual silhouettes of the season.

I might add that, looking at the photo coverage of the show, you’ll no doubt wonder what the appeal is. Are you going to run out and hunt down a pair of pants that flare out from the knee at an acute angle? For the daring maybe, for the rest not until the chain of events set in motion follows through to become a more mainstream trend (and we’d give that another couple of years). No, the main appeal of Ellery’s out-there flares was that, paired with towering platforms and the futuristic setting of rising smoke across sparkling pyramids, the models in real life looked like alien creatures with spidery, stilt-like legs.

Ellery Spring 2010

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Ellery Spring / Summer 2010 (RAFW)
Ellery Spring / Summer 2010 (RAFW)
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Ellery Spring / Summer 2010 (RAFW)
Ellery Spring / Summer 2010 (RAFW)
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Ellery Spring / Summer 2010 (RAFW)
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Ellery Spring / Summer 2010 (RAFW)
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Ellery Spring / Summer 2010 (RAFW)
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Ellery Spring / Summer 2010 (RAFW)
Ellery Spring / Summer 2010 (RAFW)

Elsewhere the collection stuck to more current cuts, but still with themes of futurism and reworked retro glamour. A tiny leather tunic gave us future warrior Bambi; there were caped dresses and jackets with slits for arms; and ankle boots had pretty gold leafing.

You can view the full set of photos from Ellery’s Spring 2010 RAFW show by clicking on the gallery below.

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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.