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.
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.