Described as ‘obsessive about shape and silhouette’, design duo Aminaka Wilmont (Maki Aminaka and Marcus Wilmont respectively) serve up a feminine yet fierce collection full of body wrapping form and exquisite draping.
For their ninth catwalk collection and one of the last shows of A/W 12, the pair create a minimalistic yet incredibly detailed collection of jewel toned graphic print dresses inspired by ‘apophenia and the composition of structures in glass, crystal and stone’, signature washed leathers and directional ‘sculpted, woven’ pieces.
Drawing on the dark Yurei figures of Japanese folklore, models stare down the runway with charcoal smeared eyes, clenching black dipped fingers as hair is wrapped and straggling onto shoulders.
The labyrinth of structural, bold prints captivate entangled across the collection on skinny pants, silhouette skimming softly draped dresses and shift fitted skirts. Mid length hems mix with above the knee angles while delicately tailored shirt dresses meet with slender over the knee boots.
These complex prints are offset with tough slate grey wools, echoing the minimalist feminine silhouette in constructed floor length dresses, sweeping skirts and high waisted woollen pants.
Fur capes, snoods and long line gilets keep out the Autumn chill with cropped leather jackets provide a chic and quirky cover up.
In keeping with the Aminkia Wilamont aesthetic, this deliciously dark, sleek collection with a gothic edge is perfect for the autumnal city.
Words: MARISSA BAXTER
Images: Courtesy of CHRIS MOORE at Catwalking