Every Corrie Nielsen show always starts with a Latin lesson in the notes, and SS13 was no different: this season, Corrie sent a collection inspired by Kew Botanical Gardens down the catwalk – not just interpreting the floral aspect, but also the architecture. The collection was packed with Corrie’s trademark couture pieces – many of them red carpet moments waiting to happen – interspersed with a few ready-to-wear looks, a wonderful mix showing off her incredible techniques as well as her ability to adapt it into pieces you will be able to wear. There was the usual play with strict volumes, from the Japanese inspired heavy silk coats to the black “box” dress to the green structured peplum dress. It wasn’t all sharp tailoring though, there was a more dreamy, romantic element to it as well, with the pastel colour palette, the millinery, the dip-dye fabrics and the soft petal-like silks.
As a whole, Florilegium is just the latest chapter in the beautiful Corrie Nielsen book, with each passing season leaving me a little more excited about what’s to come.
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