Monday 19 September 2011

LFW Diary SS12: Corrie Nielsen

All photographs courtesy of Christopher Dadey
Produced by My Beautiful Fashion and held in the Old Sorting Office in New Oxford Street, Corrie Nielsen's show held all the drama and suspense of theatre. With haunting music and a slightly Oriental sound, Neilsen dipped into a dark Victorian mood for SS12, playing on duplicity by pulling the collection into modernity and incorporating a present day Japanese twist. Entitled ‘Arbiter Elegantiarum’; a judge on authority in matters of taste, Nielsen's models walked super slowly down the catwalk as if under some sort of spell.
One of my favourites, Oscar Wilde's gothic novel, The Picture Of Dorian Gray serves as inspiration with the designer exploring abstract concepts of influence, embracing the late 19th Century men's tailored dress, deftly fusing it with a contemporary Japanese aesthetic demonstrated most notably in kimono-style wrap jackets.
Staying true to her signature brand aesthetic, SS12 demonstrated Nielsen's grand folded structures and meticulous pleating creating an expanse of architectural shapes executed in great swathes of sumptuous fabric. With origami-style pleating on the back and sleeves of form fitting jackets, there were many wearable pieces peppered throughout the collection. Fragments of fresh chartreuse are scattered throughout the restrained colour palette mixed with whites and creams. Furthering the drama of the collection, shoes by United Nude created yet another layer of mystery.

Displaying an altogether well considered, superbly designed and perfectly finished collection it is hard to believe that this is only Nielsen's second collection, proving that she is most certainly one to watch each and every season. I certainly can't wait for the next instalment of Nielsen's fashion theatre.

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