Wednesday, 29 September 2010
London Fashion Week: Aminaka Wilmont
One of my favourite collections at the Designers Exhibition at London Fashion Week was Aminaka Wilmont's.
Cropped boleros were encrusted in spiked pearls giving the effect of luxurious body armour. Slinky jersey in detailed digital prints was fashioned into jumpsuits and very feminine, body conscious, draped and twisted dresses. Asymmetry was a recurring theme with one shoulder necklines and asymmetric hemlines on dresses. The sublime prints featured dainty pastel florals, pale pastel rainbow colours that bled into each other or a mix of printed fur, reptile skins and feathers.
I loved the pieces covered in butterflies. Each butterfly was hand cut from a print and hundreds of them stitched on in dense clusters on bolero jackets, tops and sheer leggings, creating the effect of a cloud of butterflies having alighted en masse on the wearer.
There were some stunning leather pieces too. One of the draped and belted leather jackets actually zipped apart into two distinctly wearable pieces, a bolero and a halter neck draped vest.
I would have liked to have photographed more than just the few details of this collection I managed to get. However a video of the catwalk video can be found on the London Fashion Week website.