LFW – Corrie Nielsen AW 2012 collection
The British Fashion Council catwalk came alive when Corrie Nielsen’s “Vestiarium Scoticum” Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was revealed. With inspiration taken from her Scottish great, great grandfather, the collection has had a long and divisive history related to medieval English and Scottish manners of dress.
Making a mark on all the models was a statement tartan face fascinator, strongly representing the roots of the collection and its focus. Setting the basis for traditional tartan prints, the collection replicated the famous bold, red print throughout a range of coats, trousers and skirts. The collection further revealed black and white tartan checks, as well as high rushed necks, triangular sleeves, oversized feathered head pieces and one-shouldered detailing as extras. A stand out feature of the designs illustrated box-front jackets and exaggerated hip trousers. Corrie’s signature forms of shape in her pieces were evident in all of the collection as well as extraordinary netting additions to signify her unique, but to die for, design. The finale provided an overwhelming cape overlay, with huge ruffled and exaggerated upper body material which draped to the floor, resulting in extreme elegance.
It is evident that she follows in the footsteps of Alexander McQueen and her individual tailoring has truly made a mark in the fashion world.
Photos: Sara Reverberi