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Florida born Corrie Nielsen’s autumn/winter 12 collection ‘Vestiarium Scoticum’ is inspired by the heritage of Medieval English and Scottish manners of dress; demonstrated in a prevalent tartan backdrop and voluminous, sculptural silhouettes.
In a collection dedicated to her great, great, great grandfather who emigrated to America from Scotland around the time of the Revolutionary War, Corrie holds her Scottish roots close. Pieces in layered structures make commercial offerings when broken down, and complement items including pared down separates such as detailed blouses, twist-cut trousers and a box-front jacket with an attached draped scarf.
Key pieces include a voluminous floor-sweeping cape in deep purple Duchess satin, the ‘Le Cigale’ oversized skirt in monochrome tartan, a high-neck conical neckerchief blouse in silk grosgrain with lace overlay and a Royal Stewart kilt with dot and lace overlay. Tiny leather-beaded clutch bags feature in the autumn/winter fabrics of Royal Stewart tartan, MacLellan tartan and Burns Check. The array of jewellery hails from Parisian diamond and jewellery brand Tresor Paris, showcasing pieces from their new Saturne and Neptune collections.
Nielsen also collaborated with award-winning couture headwear designer Emma Yeo as she launched her debut ‘Solitary Motion’ collection. The headwear follows in theme with Nielsen’s ready-to-wear collection, paying homage to Scottish style and heritage.
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