Kim Ellery is a shape-shifter of sorts — able to swing the style pendulum back to places we thought had had their time — making old look new in the process. Kim really let her formalist aesthetic shine for Spring/Summer '13-'14, presenting a collection full of sculptural shoulder shapes, plus-sized sleeves, super-flare trousers and oversised shells that sat away from the body — seemingly suspended in mid-air, floating centremitres from the figure. Proportion and texture was at play too; narrow column-shaped waistlines giving contrast to the architecturally precise flared sleeves and hemlines while fur and crocodile fabrications upped the luxe quotient. Satin waist-tied tops and jackets worn at the hips relaxed what could be an otherwise stitched-up silhouette, injecting the lineup with a glamous dose of grunge. Dainty, sparse floral prints hinted that Ellery's tough girl troupe had a softer side to show, and the teeny-tiny shorts and structured bodices would come in handy for when some (not too obvious) sex appeal was required.
- Colours: Black, white, and splashes of mustard yellow and silver.
- Trends: Minimalism, front splits, sculptural shapes, lace, sleeveless jackets and flares.
- Key Looks: Flared, printed trousers, lack and white, exagerated sci-fi shoulder shapes and fur.
- Accessories: Fine-strap sandals with nifty over-ankle flared collars and layered jewellery from Petite Grand.