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.
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.
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.