Inspired by her own Scottish roots, in particular her great, great great grandfather who emigrated from Scotland to America around the time of the Revolutionary war, Central Saint Martins MA womenswear graduate Corrie Nielsen produced a strong collection of tailored pieces and evening wear that hinted at her previous position at Vivienne Westwood.
Focussing on traditional tartan, fabricated into sleek knee-length pencil skirts, Victorian-inspired ball gowns and, for the traditionalist, elegant tulle-overlay kilts, the collection also featured precision-cut suiting, perfect for a hunting weekend, intricately detailed blouses in silk and lace and boxy Elizabethan full skirts in silk grosgrain, paired with fetching feathered and lace fascinators and hats. The final look, a floor-sweeping cape in midnight Duchess satin drew gasps from the crowd. Peplum detailing, twist-cut trousers, and box-cut jackets were also key.
Front row included fashion stalwarts like Colin Mcdowell, Harrods and Vogue while the paparazzi swarmed singer and footballer's wife, Louise Rednapp, proving that Neilsen's appeal is wider than the usual sartorial community. Shoes throughout the show were supplied from United Nude