Corrie Nielsen is a fashion designer who is clearly not afraid of dissecting the history of British fashion and costume in order to find inspiration for her collections. Whether as manifestly influenced by Elizabethan court and drama costumes or by Victorian dresses and capes, Nielsen's garments are unapologetic embodiments of a personal reclamation of British ancestry.
As London Fashion Week's second on schedule show Corrie set the bar high. As I said in the preview it is one thing to see the collection in the final stages of production in a studio, it is something completely different to see it in it's entirety as collection on the runway. My breath wasn't taken away, it was stolen.