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LFW 09 – Aminaka Wilmont S/S2010 – winged fancies

Written by Matt Bramford

Kicking off with the haunting melody that is Placebo’s cover version of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill.

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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.

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Some pieces were cut on the bias and included nips, flaps and tucks to sit on the body perfectly, creating a dynamic look…

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…While others draped elegantly but still managed to promote the body’s natural silhouette.

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Shorts were short, as were skirts. Subtle, apologetic prints in pale hues complimented the twists and turns of the fabric.

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The palette eased us in with tamed pastille pinks, tempted us with stronger blues and greens, and seduced us with black and silver.

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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…

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…while J. Smith Esquire produced contrasting head gear, such as this fabulous winged number.

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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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