LFW – Corrie Nielsen S/S 2013 collection
A sunny afternoon at the British Fashion Council saw the Courtyard come alive with Corrie Nielsen’s spring/summer 2013 collection. Titled Florilegium, Corrie used her love of the past to draw inspiration for her work. Flowers being the meaning of the word, Corrie has used the London’s Royal Botanic Gardens for the centre of her work.
The start of the show prevailed through a somewhat tropical sound. Bird noises introduced the first model that wore a huge floral headpiece alongside huge ruffled dresses made from gentle cream silks. The folds and knots became larger and insanely more beautiful, representing the body as a peony rose. It was clear that Corrie’s ideas portrayed her reputation for fashionable formations.
Models walked the masquerade of garments down the catwalk with slicked back fringes, huge side quiffs and one model even wearing hair as a neck accessory. Brushes of metallic shades covered one whole half of the models’ faces and complemented the gentle shades that Corrie had used. Two key pieces in the collection were a dip-dyed wedding dress that displayed an avant-garde feel and a huge box like black dress that displayed a huge folded piece of material either side of the garment.
Corrie Nielsen is the queen of structural detail, and her portrayal of flowers is both intriguing and complementing to her extreme designs. It just leaves us to say she is truly an amazing designer.
Photos: Alessio Paratore