Wednesday, 24 October 2012

start making sense

You all know how much I love budding young designers
and the more innovative they are, the more I love to back
their fresh approach. I must confess my fondness for the
streetwear inspired, sporty and offbeat aesthetic of
Liverpool-born designer Carly Ellis who shows beyond
doubt to be self-confident and energetic, plenty 
of snazzy ideas and oh, so Brit!

Graduated from London's University of Westminster
in 2010 with a thesis collection titled ”Boom!” that was
right away acclaimed as a considerable success and
shortly featured in many publications including Vogue
Italia, besides granting her permission to move to 
New York to follow Parsons MFA course in fashion 
design and society.

Carly is proudly part and parcel of Parsons New School
of Design's first class of graduates, spring 2012 and came
to showcase her latest collection in the 'first eighteen'
runway show at Milk Studios ahead of New York 
fashion week.

Called ”The moment before it all makes sense” referring
to the idea of staring at an image on the screen before it
is fully processed or the one of a sudden failure that
creates an accidental art form (sort of technological
serendipty), the groovy collection shows neon-colored
posh designs with geometric patterns and stripes smartly
reinterpreting tribal reminiscences to shape 
a gorgeous indie attire.

collection campaign shot © by Alis Pelleschi,
style by William Edwin Wright
Carly decided to match some of her vibrant outfits with
futuristic shoes from the first capsule collection of
Jeffrey Campbell for Karmaloop, 'Paradigm', for the
Parsons' 'first eighteen' show in a perfect combination
of bold colors and graphic prints. 

image credits: Amanda Hakan

A youthful collection in which as well vivid ropes, belts,
plastic rings and necklaces (co-designed with product
artist Richard Darlington) emphasize how much young
designers are hot on accessories and she appropriately said 
”the accessories are just as important as the clothes.”
Carly's definitely someone who knows the ropes!

> all lookbook images © by Anthony Friend/Carly Ellis <

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