Saturday, 17 September 2011

LFW - Top Marks For Corrie Nielsen's SS12 Collection

Corrie Nielsen SS12
Corrie Nielsen SS12

Last season Corrie Nielsen's collection was the talk of Fashion Week. I kept hearing people rave about it but I watched the live stream and wasn't as enthusiastic. This season however, I applied for a ticket to go along and I fell in love with her creations for Spring/Summer. Perhaps it's because things felt a lot more delicate than in the heavier winter collection. In February, influences were from the Elizabethan period, but this time round the collection is more firmly rooted in modernity but still with a period twist. Corrie took inspiration from late 19th Century men's tailoring and Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'.

With elegant, Japanese inspired pieces added to the mix and complicated design details like striking folds and pleats, the collection was a triumph. The palette in particular was beautiful - I haven't been so impressed with the use of colour elsewhere this Fashion Week. My favourite piece which would be invited into my wardrobe in an instant is the silvery grey polka dot dress with turned up hem - so chic.


Photo Credit: Christopher Dadey

The gasp-worthy outfit was a structured, gathered tulle dress. It was like a beautiful cupcake, a cream confection that the lights shone through to create a striking glow. Not as wearable as some of the other pieces, but definitely a memorable piece. I think we all left wanting one for ourselves. All in all the collection was fresh and exciting, exactly what a London Fashion Week collection should be.

United Nude shoes seem to be popping up everywhere this season too. The statement heels teamed with the collection suited it perfectly. You can shop United Nude shoes at Zalando and they aren't that expensive (hurrah).

Corrie Nielsen SS12

Corrie Nielsen was winner of Fashion Fringe in 2010 and this just makes me very excited to see the Fashion Fringe show tonight. It's a springboard for fashion talent and points out some key designers to watch for future seasons.

Here are a few more pictures I took, or visit my LFW Flickr set for more.

Corrie Nielsen SS12
Corrie Nielsen SS12
Corrie Nielsen SS12
Corrie Nielsen SS12
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