Saturday, 15 September 2012

if you've got it, flaunt it!


There's nothing better suited to inspire a research-driven
womenswear spring collection than the world's largest
compendium of living plants housed at London's Royal
Botanic Gardens at Kew and that's the reason why
expert designer Corrie Nielsen spent long days there
exploring the scientific make-up of plants and flowers.



Kew is host to more than 19,000 different living plant
species and a monumental herbarium with approximately
7 million specimens, full of wonders in every nook
and cranny so you could imagine how many
inputs she had to work through to outline her spring
summer 2013 vegetal-inspired collection.


The Florida-born talent trained at Central Saint Martins
who won the Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden two years
ago (here), showcased one more time her deconstructive
skills at London Fashion Week's opening day through
voluminous sculptural dresses, sort of experimental yet
carefully tailored outfits billowing out in turn on 
the runway,  from daywear to bespoke eveningwear.


Still maintaining her focus on custome history (she's
keen on researching and hanging out in old libraries)

and dramatic silhouettes, Corrie presented extremely
tailored looks, actually more works of art than everyday
wearable garments, following her 'more is more' dictum
with flounced blouses, massive ruffs and huge bows,
puffed leg o'mutton sleeves and tulip-shaped skirts
in a glitzy 'if you've got it, flaunt it' show.


Once more Corrie leads us to believe that everything
is possible through her gripping exercise de style which
is quite immune to all... herbicidal battering!

> all catwalk images © by Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe <


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