No apologies – Ellery brings soul to life with its rich and bold pre-fall collection
The word ‘soul’ is a pretty broad word with a range of loaded meanings, most of which are intangible. What does it mean to really have soul and how could one possibly translate that to the visual realm? One lady who personifies the sound of soul is Nina Simone, the badass 1960s songstress who was the epitome of the word in all facets of her life. It was the lure of her duality and power that inspired Ellery’s outstanding pre-fall collection, combining both boldness and fragility to push the brand’s aesthetic to new frontiers.
The Ellery pre-fall collection is a visual testament to embracing growth without departing from your roots – the eye-catching items feature many of the brand’s signature shapes but with added embellishments and details. Anyone familiar with previous drops would have noticed that Ellery favours a voluminous sleeve – this staple silhouette has carried over into the pre-fall offering with blouses, dresses and jackets unexpectedly ballooning from the forearm then neatly tapering in at the wrist. Flares are another core facet to the brand and are thusly represented in a range of ways – think silk velvet, pinstripe suiting, fluid crepes and even a highlight pair adorned with hand-made metal coil embellishments.
The accessories of this collection are also a total knockout, acting as a perfect anchor point to keep it all together. Mirrored patent leather ankle boots, gentlemanly loafers and pointy Chelsea boots play alongside a wild selection of statement jewellery inspired by Nina Simone’s own love of the style. Colours and textiles used throughout the collection also enhance the soul theme – cool blues and silvers play with burnt orange, mottled rust and coppers splashed across knitted houndstooth, flocked Italian shirting and paisley silk jacquards to take it to the absolute limit.
To add a serious helping of soulful style to your life, you can shop the Ellery pre-fall collection through the label’s official website.