Being at the top of Australian fashion is one thing. Launching a jewellery line in a competitive market is another. Kym Ellery has pulled it off, foraying into accessories for her pre-fall, ready-to-wear 2017 collection.
Ellery has experienced rapid global growth, from delivering its latest collection to Hong Kong’s Lane Crawford, to securing Matches, Net-a-Porter, MyTheresa, Browns, Selfridges, L’Éclaireur, Dover Street Market (both London and New York), Maxfield and more.
The collection walks the line between form and function with accessories that are easy to layer; with the same architectural shapes as Ellery’s clothing. The pieces are inspired by Nina Simone’s big band; jewels that almost resemble brass instruments such as trumpets, saxophones and horns.
The jewellery is done in plated gold and silver, alongside mottled resins in nude, blood red and burnt orange. Pair gold tasselled earrings with one of her bell-sleeve blouses or sharply cut flares and you’re channelling the ’70s to big effect. Chunky hoops come in tortoise-shell and fasten in silver, alongside chokers adorned with a pearl (which would go well with any of her pearl-encrusted coats). There are spiral-coil earrings, chandelier chokers (reminiscent of the fringed coats) and simple coil rings, which are the perfect wink on the hand. Invest in jewels to brighten up your wardrobe this winter.
This article was updated on August 13, 2017.