Hosted by Editor in Chief, Indira Cesarine, Untitled magazine celebrated its launch into Paris at the opening of the new club Twister off the Champs Elysées. The biannual magazine is now available at Colette, Palais du Tokyo, WH Smith, Drugstore Publicis.
Guests included Craig Lawrence Fannie Schiavoni,Corrie Nielsen, David Longshaw, Kirsty Ward, Helen Clinch of Hemyca, Sarah Angold, Michael Daks, and the LA band, Early Morning Rebel (love these boys!)
I met Corrie Nielsen a few seasons ago and I knew that I wanted to work with her and be part of her team.
This season Corrie collaborated with the Royal Botanic Gardens and was able to see Kew’s seed libraries, original documentation of Charles Darwin, galleries and a vast catalogue of images. The moodboard in Corrie’s studio is a whole wall covered with photographs of flowers and plants that she photographed at Kew Gardens – it’s beautiful.
A simple way to show flowers is by prints but there are no prints in this collection. It is the shapes in this collection that are inspired by flowers. We opened the show with the Peony Rose Jacket. This is one of my favourite pieces as it’s a true signature piece: a sculpted form with elaborate tailoring. I also love the hidden details in this collection. In the centre of the flower, of the Peony Roses, there are tiny hand cut yellow leather pieces forming the stamen. It’s an exquisite detail. Corrie designs for women and it’s easy to envision her pieces on the red carpet. This collection is wearable perhaps with the exception of the Greenhouse dress unless of course you’re a brave fashionista like Anna Dello Russo. The collection consists of many separates with names like: The Tulip Skirt, The Mushroom Blouse, The Birds of Paradise Jacket and the Lilium Blouse. The finale avant-garde dip-dyed wedding dress with trailing swathes of finely layered ivory silk is Corrie’s interpretation of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Corrie Nielsen will be exibiting in Paris from September 28th until October 1st.
Vendôme Luxury Tradeshow
Le Meurice Hotel
6 rue Castiglione
10:00am – 8:00pm
All catwalk images by photographer Christopher Dadey
Every season a few weeks before London Fashion Week it’s impossible to buy a seamless thong in London. I think every stylist is buying about 20 pairs for their show so they quickly sell out. Well this season everything changed for the better. I was very happy to learn that Triumph Lingerie was the official sponsor of London Fashion Week. Weeks before doing the prep for Corrie Nielsen’s show they contacted to us to see what pieces we would like to use. Corrie has some pencil skirts so VPL (visible panty lines) were not an option and we had a sheer blouse and thought it would look elegant with a nude bra underneath. I’m such an obsessive believer in wearing the appropriate lingerie with the right outfit as it can make such a difference in how your clothes sit on the body that Triumph asked me to speak about lingerie at London Fashion Weekend to their VIPs!
I didn’t think Fashion Night Out was going to be this much fun but it was such a wonderful celebration of fashion. It wasn’t one of those snobby events where no one really talks to one another. It was really all about the designer and the customer – people who just love fashion- so the whole event had a very festive genuine feel to it – where people were friendly and just chatted to one another while in the queue of their favourite shop. It’s just fun to see non industry people enjoying fashion. There were so many people on Bond street who’d dressed up for the event and were just out to enjoy shopping and festivities with their friends. It’s odd but so many people who work in fashion tend to forget about the customer, but this event was all about the customer and it couldn’t have been more fun.
This evening I was working with Corrie Nielsen at Daniel Bexfield’s antique silver shop in the Burlington Arcade. We had so much fun as there was all sorts of things happening from a chocolate fountain to a table of exotic lizards and snakes, there was even a sad clown wandering about, and a marching band.
My assistant and interns with Corrie – sorry for the demon eyes – but it would explain some things…
With London Fashion Week coming up I even managed to do some casting while out and about.
Head Beadle, Mark Lord of the Burlington Arcade
Corrie’s in house team and me. We’re all in for a busy 7 days. Can’t wait for the show!
Jewellery designer Imogen Belfield.
Bond Street was closed and it was just full of people, the atmosphere was electric and most of the shops participated. There was everything from hot dogs sales to Missoni Ice Cream. It was just exciting to see so many shops celebrating Vogue’s Fashion Night Out. It was surprizing and disappointing to see a few shops that were either closed or open but not really participating in the event. It felt a bit sad and you couldn’t help but wonder why they chose not to be involved in such an important retail event.
Corrie Nielsen’s Autumn/Winter 2012, entitled "Vestiarium Scoticum" was one of my favourite shows. I love all the tartan and polka dot looks and her jackets with her signature shoulders and nipped in at the waist. She used Royal Stewart tartan, MacLellan tartan and Burns Check, monochrome tartan, Duchess satin and silk grosgrain with lace overlay.
This is Corrie’s third collection since winning Fashion Fringe in 2010. Corrie Nielsen graduated with a First Class BA Honours degree in Fashion Design Womenswear from Central Saint Martins and worked in bespoke tailoring and then at Vivienne Westwood for six years.