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:: Spotlight :: Corrie Nielsen Spring Summer Collection 2014

By: Carmine Pascuzzi; photos by Timo Kerber

“THE FORBIDDEN LIAISONS”

This season, Corrie Nielsen enlivens her collection with the powerful mix of emotions blazing within the Chinese films ‘Hero’, ‘House of Flying Daggers’ (Zhang Yimou), ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ (Ang Lee), ‘The Joy Luck Club’ (Wayne Wang) and ‘In the Mood for Love’ (Kar Wai Wong) - 1950s China ensnared women and shrouded them away from pursuing love, yet this strengthened their passion, leading to instances of ardent seduction. Whether out of sheer love, lust or to better their life, women at the time used their grace and charisma to entice powerful men. Yet the balance always shifts, and when they least expect it, true feelings begin to emerge.

Corrie wanted to create something new for Spring/Summer 2014, something of her own. She looked to Chinese cinema and traditional dress, keeping the traditional mandarin collar and clean lines of the tailored traditional Chinese dress and brought it to life with 3D elements by using cotton, wax cotton, fine merino wool, knitted wool, silk chiffon. Colours are in whites, off whites, taupe, lime green, sea foam green, black and champagne silk with some embellishment of silk organdie, lace and intricate bead work.

Photos by Timo Kerber can be viewed here