Corrie Nielsen AW12


Written by: Sarah Fox

As a previous Fashion Fringe winner, everyone had rather high expectations for Corrie Nielsen and luckily, she surpassed them all.

Her collection focused on the history of Scottish dress-wear with sculptured kilts, knee socks and square-heeled shoes.

Looking a tad McQueen inspired, this Scottish show featured tartan in every way imaginable, from skirts and dresses to fascinators and makeup.

This collection was a lot more wearable than anything we’d seen by the new designer thus far, but the stand-out pieces still managed to shock and surprise: namely the two overspilling black and white ball gowns and a dracula-esque floor-length sweeping cape.

Accessories took a bit of a backseat, but were beautiful nevertheless. Sophia Beckford created beaded leather clutch bags especially for the show, whilst Tresor Paris provided the jewellery.

[LOVED the headwear]

The colour palate remained mainly dark, with pops of red and green coming through in the socks and casual checked shirts.

The women in black

All in all, a wonderful way to kick off LFW.

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