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Corrie Nielsen SS13 at London Fashion Week | Nielsen’s Botanical Garden

Still relatively new to the London Fashion Week scene, the great thing about American designer Corrie Nielsen is that she can take a subject where you think you’ve seen it all before then turn it on its head into something you didn’t quite expect. She did this with her Scottish inspired AW12 offering which Style and Then Some attended in February. And this year was no different.

Corrie Nielsen, SS13, London Fashion Week, Florilegium

First, Nielsen set the scene by successfully creating the illusion we were in a botanical garden – as opposed to the audience of a fashion show – with a soundtrack derived from nature.

Corrie Nielsen, SS13, London Fashion Week, Florilegium

Corrie Nielsen, SS13, London Fashion Week, Florilegium

The stand out pieces were Corrie’s voluminous dip dyed creations imitating colour merging petal-esque patterns set against predominantly organically structured garments: Nielsen’s inspiration for this collection was London’s rather stunning Kew Gardens. Some looks were more wearable than others, dreamy ball gowns were interspersed with slightly more outrageous yet visually exciting get-ups. This, together with her continued collaboration with up and coming milliner Emma Yeo (who showed her designs to me earlier this year) once again, gives Corrie’s show something extra with the hat designer’s rather regal and beautifully crafted creations.

Corrie Nielsen, SS13, London Fashion Week, Florilegium

Speaking of regal, Nielsen’s use of majestic metallics – such as pale blues and golds together – is fast becoming a trend at this year’s SS13 LFW shows. This was yet another impressive catwalk entry from the 2010 Fashion Fringe winner who was supported by Fashion Fringe creator and journalist extraodinaire, Colin McDowell in the audience.

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One comment on “Corrie Nielsen SS13 at London Fashion Week | Nielsen’s Botanical Garden

  1. loveitliz
    September 15, 2012

    Your blog is amazing! I’d love it if you could check out mine. Keep Posting!

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