Corrie Nielsen’s new collection is entitled ‘Florilegium’ which is a medieval word which basically means a ‘gathering of flowers’.
The Florida-born designer took inspiration from the Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens, and this was evident before the first Model hit the runway.
The music played built it up for the perfect garden setting, with birds tweeting (as well as those front row) and the sound of nature filling the room.
The main colours of the collection are very natural, moss green, cream, pastel blue, mint green and salmon pink. But they’re contrasted against a few pieces of dip dyed of greys and blues.
Corrie says: “My SS13 collection has a strong botanical influence - taken from observance of fauna at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The collection will feature my trademark sculptural shapes.”
Which it does, peplum and tulip shaped skirts and skinny pants are worn with huge silk shirts and cocoon sleeves balancing the silhouette.
Headpieces are worn by each of the models, inspired by the shapes and forms found within the flower gardens.
Corrie Nielsen explains that her ideal client has: “A strong sense of style and is comfortable and confident in her own identity. She expects quality, craftsmanship and custom in her everyday wear.”
And this collection delivers just that. Once again Corrie has wowed with her style and design.
Femalefirst Taryn Davies