The final womenswear show at LFW, design duo Aminaka Wilmont’s much anticipated spring 2012 collection was shown at the heart of London fashion week – Somerset House. Based on Scandinavian folklore, adding elements of fairytales and elves, this was a collection of beautiful juxtaposition. Featuring delicate prints in a metallic, monochromatic colour pallette on a sleek, strong silhouette.
This followed through perfectly with the hair which was created by Kenna, Creative Director for ghd, and his team. Here they worked a strong centre parting for precision finish. Creating a contrast of the smooth, poker straight texture in the front with a corrugated, frizzy wave through the back. “It’s fantasy meets modernity” explains Kenna, “while the strict centre parting nods to a certain constraint, the way in which the hair is tucked behind the ears also references the ‘elfish’ element of the show.”
Want to recreate the style for yourself? Find the full how-to guide after the break.
How to create the elfin hairstyle
Our thanks to Kenna at Kennaland and ghd. As with any style, if you’d like more detailed instructions simply let us know in the comments below. You can also view more behind-the-scenes photos from the Aminaka Wilmont spring / summer 2012 show by clicking on the thumbnails above.
Main image: Imaxtree. All backstage images courtesy of ghd.