Yet another designer who is embracing colour and staying away from black for AW 2012. There must be something in the sweet air; designers are brazenly ignoring the dark hues and hitting the graphic and digital prints scene like they are back in fashion. Ooops, that’s because they are!
Wilmont’s use of silky textures and structured silhouettes shows that she is bringing sexy back in an elegant form. Water coloured, smudged and slightly scale-like prints (like a mermaid, not a trout) looked refreshingly dramatic as the models walked down the catwalk, hair slicked to a side parting, half flowing, half held in pins with cherry pouts to toughen the look.
Frankie Sanford and Diana Vickers joined the FROW for the show and were watching appreciatively, perhaps noting down what Wilmont number to wear for their next stage appearance.
One can only hope, as Aminaka Wilmont has combined such a sophisticatedly cool collection, that it would be fashion suicide not to pick up on the fact that she looks set to be the ‘new’ Erdem (with all due respect Mr Moralioglu).
Written by Avneet Takhar