Studio Sessions: Corrie Nielsen

Friday 17 February 2012

Designers

Corrie nielsen putting the final touches to her A/W 12 collection ahead of the show
photography by Yasmin Coke
report by Yasmin Coke

With just under two weeks to go until the A/W 12 collections hit the catwalk, it was go go go in Corrie Nielsen’s studio when we popped by to talk about what’s in store for her latest collection.

“We’ve got an ’80s playlist on repeat to keep us going,” says Corrie, as she puts the finishing touches to one of the pieces.

And what’s inspiring the collection? “My Scottish great, great, great grandfather John S. Burns who emigrated from Scotland to the United States about the same time as the Revolutionary War; he settled in Arkansas. I’ve also been inspired by Scottish clans that produced unique hand-woven tartans representing a particular family name, as well as medieval English and Scottish forms of dress and lifestyle. It’s been a really interesting project for me, there is a lot of information that people don’t know about this history, each family name has a tartan that represents their background.”

Inspiration in Corrie’s studio
Corrie’s team finalising the collection
The final show piece – kept strictly under wraps

All will be revealed today at Corrie’s show, 11am in the Courtyard show space.

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