In Bed with : Kym Ellery
KYM ELLERY | Founder and Creative Director of ELLERY
Kym Ellery is one of those rare designers who was seemingly just ‘born to do this’. Drawn to design at age 3, learning to sew by age 8, celebrated in the Art Gallery of WA at 16, and launching her own eponymous label by age 23 – Kym Ellery is nothing short of an enigma. As one of Australia’s most celebrated fashion exports, the industry was rocked by the recent announcement that Ellery will be exiting the Australian market. In this episode, we hear from the woman behind the iconic name who for the first time really opens up about the sacrifices she has had to make in the name of her business, coming to terms with what actually makes her happy and the desire for a family of her own.
We both discuss similar experiences in taking risks and backing yourself to achieve your own version of success, and how Kym learnt to navigate the business side of fashion early on during her career at RUSSH. Kym shares hers challenging moments where she felt the most out of her depth and overcoming that fear to embrace her true potential. Kym weighs in on the collective experience of a new generation of creatives surrounded by tech and how this will shape a future industry.