Designer Inspiration Boards: Aminaka Wilmont

16/02/2011 11:29 | Updated 22 May 2015

With London Fashion Week around the corner, we're all getting excited to see what we'll be wearing next autumn and whether we'll still be paying homage to the 1970s or unearthing something completely different from the depths of our wardrobes.

Aminaka Wilmont's inspiration board for A/W 2011-12. Aminaka Wilmont

We thought we'd go behind-the-scenes with some designers showing at London Fashion Week and get the inside scoop on what their inspirations are this season. While the finished product is what we'll ultimately be wearing (or wishing we were), there's nothing more fascinating than seeing how something that struck the designer's imagination - whether it's Hitchcock's heroines or the Alps - gets transformed into a coveted coat or pair of trousers.

Scandinavian duo Maki Aminaka and Marcus Wilmont of Aminaka Wilmont are known for their draped dresses in graphic prints and beautifully cut distressed leather jackets. They won the Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden prize in 2007 and their clothes are sold at Net-a-Porter and Selfridges.

For autumn/winter 2011/12, the duo's collection takes "influence from totemic tribes, primitivism and subtraction, but will still maintain the soft silhouettes and draping with their avant-garde tailoring."

Think plenty of prints - exotic skins, jungle prints - and lots of sensuous draping and sexy cutouts.

The duo are showing on 18 February so check back for images from the new collection.

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