Kym Ellery took cues from the eccentric females in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 cult fantasy film “The Holy Mountain,” moving her collection into a groovy, psychedelic realm for resort. Ellery is known for working with voluminous proportions — an exaggerated flare pant here, a dramatic bell sleeve there — and this season she augmented those Seventies silhouettes with funky details, including circular cut-outs, ceramic buttons and clusters of silver studs.
Most of the collection bore a subtle Victorian vibe, with high necklines and ruffled bibs — never mind that one bib was draped stolelike around a very sheer mesh top. One turtleneck blouse also came with an attached petal-shaped necklace (gold-plated jewelry is a new category for the brand). Moving beyond her traditionally monochromatic palette, Ellery rendered the looks in shimmering blue Lurex, flamingo pink and a red wood-cut floral print. She also upped the luxe factor with a black mink fur coat and a croc-embossed dark brown leather coat with red contrast stitching.