This season, I decided to offer you a different coverage of London Fashion Week. I am sick and tired of the bi-annual circus and of all the politics that go with it, which made me start to dislike the shows themselves as I find it hard to disassociate one from the other. The thing is, I want to enjoy the shows, I would like to go back to the excitement of my very first fashion week and even to the excitement I felt when I used to watch the shows on TV as a teen. The best way for me to do so this season was to ignore London Fashion Week altogether – I swore to myself not to set foot in Somerset House and to avoid fashion related social media streams to focus only on the clothes. Of course, since I am not physically at the shows, I can’t offer you pictures so I teamed up with the talented Loulou Androlia (her again) to produce illustrations of my favourite looks from each show I would have attended if I hadn’t enforced the no Fashion Week policy.
Right. Now this little explanation is out of the way, let’s begin this illustrated Fashion Week with Corrie Nielsen‘s Vestiarium Scoticum.
For this AW12 collection titled “Vestiarium Scoticum“, Corrie Nielsen dug deep in her own heritage. Two years after winning Fashion Fringe, her designs are still grand and dramatic, but she is now developing some pieces that fit in everyday life. There were some great separates in the show: tartan skirts and trousers, of course, but also some fairly simple (for Nielsen) blouses. The tartan motif was echoed in the make-up as well, with models sporting trompe l’oeil fascinators. The key look of the show – to me – had to be the floor length black and white tartan skirt coupled with Nielsen’s signature exaggerated hips and shoulders sculpted top.
If you would like to purchase one of Loulou’s print from the Illustrated Fashion Week, simply drop me an email.