Central Saint Martins graduate and 2010’s Fashion Fringe Winner, Corrie Nielsen, exhibited her collection entitled ‘The Single Girl’ based on the empowerment of women being freed from their bonds in the 1960’s and expressing themselves through emotional, physical and social growth. Focusing on a traditional and an elegant silhouette, Nielsen incorporated futuristic fabrications mimicked by the soundtrack to generate a powerful and captivating outcome of change.
Nielsen drew inspiration from iconic women such as Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot replicating their physical and emotional strength, to establish a collection that is perhaps more wearable than previous seasons. Encompassing dark brown satin above latex pants and layering beige duchess satin over off-white tulle, Nielsen subtly embellished these garments with beadwork to demonstrate the progressive female liberation of the decade. The collection is also intertwined with grace, ease and fluidity as seen in Nielsen’s appreciation of form guided by futuristic curves inspired by The Jetsons and Perspex furniture of the 1960s.
Nielsen dedicated the collection to women of the 1960s, who she believes shaped and influenced the world today. She has successfully captured this essence in her garments this season and will continue to grow in seasons to come.
Corrie Nielsen Spring/Summer 2015 Looks:
Corrie Nielsen Spring/Summer 2015 Details:
Runway and Details Photography: Courtesy of Alexandre Boulais Communication