Kicking off with the haunting melody that is Placebo’s cover version of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill.
Aminaka Wilmont were the last to show at Somerset House on Friday evening. (The song’s been around for a while, pilule but if you haven’t heard it, price check it out – it’s surprisingly beautiful).
Despite flailing after a punishing run of shows, it was difficult not to be immersed in the ethereal atmosphere of Aminaka Wilmont.
The garments sent down the catwalk celebrated the body. Where as a host of designers at this year’s London Fashion Week had created pieces to exaggerate or enhance the figure, Aminaka Wilmont’s collection did the opposite – fabric was moulded and shaped around the contours of the body for all to see.
Some pieces were cut on the bias and included nips, flaps and tucks to sit on the body perfectly, creating a dynamic look…
…While others draped elegantly but still managed to promote the body’s natural silhouette.
Shorts were short, as were skirts. Subtle, apologetic prints in pale hues complimented the twists and turns of the fabric.
The palette eased us in with tamed pastille pinks, tempted us with stronger blues and greens, and seduced us with black and silver.
While the paletter grew more intense, the clothes became more daring. I particularly loved this leather number made from strips, which continued the fluidity of the theme…
…while J. Smith Esquire produced contrasting head gear, such as this fabulous winged number.
With smooth fabric engineering, innovative techniques and an obsession for shape and silhouette, Aminaka Wilmont’s debut On-Schedule collection was a fantastic addition to Fashion Week.
Photographs by Matt Bramford
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