Saturday, 12 March 2011

Corrie Nielsen AW11 collection at London Fashion Week

Titled ‘A Winter’s Melodie’, this collection’s inspiration was drawn from two different periods
– the Elizabethan period and the 1940-50’s French Haute Couture.
The deep rich colours of amethyst, burgundy, gunmetal grey, purples, navy with pale gold formed the colour palette inspired by the colours of the oil paintings of the English, French and Flemish aristocracy of the Elizabethan period.
Blanket like wraps were layered over skirts and trousers or draped asymmetrically over wool day dresses and blouses, giving a Celtic feel. 
The knee length pencil skirts and dresses were more inspired by the haute couture with their clean lines skimming over the female form. 
Mixing both periods were the full length black wool coat with its clean simple lines and collar  teamed with a semi hooped skirt half and  the dark rust satin cocktail dress with its cinched in waist and pencil skirt of the haute couture period teamed with the flat fronted corset of the Elizabethan period and gold front bustle.
Then the real drama appeared in the guise of a Sir Walter Raleigh style puff ball cape in silk metallic green
, a pale gold silk gown with semi hooped skirt and flat stiff bodice ...
....with the finale dress looking regal with its oversized puffed ruff collar and long train. 

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