Feeling futuristic from the far out 1970s, Ellery embraced the inspirational cult classic A Holy Mountain (1973) for its resort 2017 collection full of fluid silhouettes and gathered ruffles.
Employing its signature palette of monochromatic colors, Ellery excited the runway with bursts of vibrancy from flamingo pink, midnight blue, sun-kissed yellow, to bold red lipstick.
Galactic origins were reflected in metallics that shimmered with movement. The Alejandro Jodorowsky film embalmed individualist female personas that transferred into Ellery’s collection. Whether it was the alchemist’s silent assistant, a weapons manufacturer from the planet Mars, both the wife and lover to a millionaire art dealer, war toy maker of planet Saturn and a one of the prostitutes, these feminine images became sartorial inspiration. The imagery from the flick could be found in repeated instances of slashed sleeves, zig-zag stitching, and textured calico.
Ellery’s bold exploration reflects the parallels across art forms and the potency and strength of iconography in design creations.