The project was in collaboration with Australian designer, Con Ilio and is a celebration of the iconic beauty of the 'Paris' end of Collins St, Melbourne's premiere shopping precinct, and home of the hotel. Kelly incorporated the stunning pink 'Charlotte' gown with its hand embroidery and signature camouflage print designed by Con himself, thus creating an image of a bold and confident woman; the personification of Melbourne's celebrated fashion and design scene. Kelly says "As a huge fan and admirer of Haute Couture, working with a designer championing the very specific and intricate methods of creating such gowns was a dream. During the course of the promotion, guests can book a very special 'HY FASHION' package which includes, with a luxury stay at this beautiful hotel, an exclusive stationery suite (designed by me), High Tea for two in Collins Kitchen, and a one-on-one consultation with Con Ilio." What a treat!
Photo below by Neiyo Sun