Aminaka Wilmont SS13 was inspired by the technical construction of perfumes, seemingly floral and sweet, with darker undertones climbing to the surface through screen printed haze of abstract prints.
Maki Aminaka Löfvander and Marcus Wilmont are the key ingredients of design duo Aminaka Wilmont, Maki’s Swedish and Japanese heritage can be traced to the ‘girl with the dragon tattoo’ aesthetic. Models ears were styled in slick but unusual piercings, cropped jet black fringes complimented with a mix of floral and gothic tattoos to juxtapose the femininity of their trademark ‘experimental’ drape dresses.
Floral notes opened the show printed in predictably muted primary tones on pale blue across dresses of various cuts, which made for a subtly striking look in wearable lengths from mid thigh to floor length.
The most impacting combination was a white asymmetric sleeveless shirt paired with leggings which faded from navy in the inner thigh, passing through a white light to pale blue, toughened up by black gladiator platforms.
Other high notes were the black asymmetric jacket with leather sleeves. The beauty of the collection really came out after dark, with black stripes vertical on sleeves clashing with horizontal on the body, paired with screen printed monochrome striped skirts and shorts.
It’s not difficult to see that the sophistication of twisted necklines and enigmatic, yet brilliant screen printing won them the Fashion Fringe award back in 2007, yet like any new perfume, you need to give it time to mature past the overwhelming essence of florals, to really inhale the muskier, mysterious scent.
Designer & Brand Info: Aminaka Wilmont
PR Team: Finch & Partners
Article by Tania Willis
Photography by Alan Christopher Parker
© ACP / Stylogasm 2012