Kew Gardens

Corrie Nielsen partnered with Kew Gardens in London to create a collection inspired by horticulture. This is the first time the famed green space has ever worked with a designer. Corrie's spring/summer 2013 show takes its inspiration from West London park, with the designer having been granted unprecedented access to areas otherwise reserved for Kew experts, such as its seed libraries and private galleries. View the full results of the collaboration in the Spring/Summer 2013 gallery.

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Fashion for the Brave

CORRIE NIELSEN showcased her unique British-inspired design at Fashion for the Brave, a charity set up in 2010 to raise money for wounded servicemen and their families through an annual gala event. As the project's 2012 patron, the award-winning designer was tasked with creating a dress for model and VogueTV presenter Jade Parfitt to wear in the initiative's latest campaign, which was shot at the Household Cavalry Barracks in Knightsbridge. The Fashion for the Brave Union Jack dress drew inspiration from the Diamond Jubilee as well as Britain's storied military history and was later auctioned for charity.



Van Cleef & Arpels

High fashion and fine jewellery are intrinsically linked. An occasion can hardly be called special without jewels, after all. Yet there is always a challenge finding garments that compliment a piece of jewellery without overwhelming it. 

For the Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Catalogue France, pieces from Corrie Nielsen’s AW14 Collection were chosen to show how the renown maker's jewels work with special occasion evening wear. Here, the work of the designer and the jeweller pair well together. Both Corrie Nielsen and Van Cleef & Arpels convey a sense of high-quality, luxury fashion, combining tradition and modern influences. The photoshoot was styled by Stephanie Brissay, who, much like Corrie, is known for combining a fresh sense of romanticism with historical references.



Cutler and Gross

Corrie Nielsen describes Surrealism as, “a fantasy, a dream, a vision.” She has long been inspired by the work Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali did together during the interwar period. Recapturing the magic of a collaboration like theirs is both an aspiration and a challenge for many luxury brands.

The Culter and Gross SS13 collection is in the spirit of the artist and his muse, represented in 1930s-style acetates in shades of honeyed turtle, gently striped willow, and smoky brown. Corrie's garments were selected by Cutler and Gross for this campaign to highlight the brand's perpetually glamorous aesthetic and harken back to the days when Schiaparelli and Dali were pushing the boundaries of creative expression.




John Wright directs this short, which was filmed on location at Syon Park. The dreamlike sequence is accompanied by an original poem written and performed by Greta Bellamacina. The model, Eva Doll is beautifully dressed by Corrie Nielsen as she traverses the expansive spaces of the house and its gardens. 

John's vibrant, and at times playful style, is as recognisable as the iconic luxury brands, leading magazines and personalities he works with. His client list includes Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi, GQ, Vanity Fair Sony, Samsung, Vodafone as well as leading creative and advertising agencies in London, Paris, and Shanghai.


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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, Victoria & Albert

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion was the first UK exhibition to explore the work and legacy of the Spanish couturier, showcasing over 100 garments and hats crafted by Cristóbal Balenciaga, his protégés, and contemporary designers working in the same innovative tradition. Corrie Nielsen's black Calla Lilly dress was selected as part of the exhibition to show a modern derivation of Balenciaga's envelope dress. The exhibition explored the lasting impact of Balenciaga, tracing his influence through the work of over 30 fashion designers across the last 50 years.

Pieces designed by Balenciaga's former apprentices André Courrèges and Emanuel Ungaro demonstrated a signature minimalist aesthetic and were revived by Phoebe Philo for Celine and in the strong lines of J.W. Anderson. Balenciaga's perfectionism and attention to detail were reflected in the work of Hubert de Givenchy and Erdem. His pattern cutting and explorations with volume can be seen in the work of Molly Goddard and Demna Gvasalia, while his creative use of new materials was referenced in the work of former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière.



Fashion Talks Exhibition, Heinz Nixdorf

Fashion speaks a clear language, telling the world about who we are and what we want to be. Before we speak, our clothes speak for us. The Fashion Talks Exhibition explored the messages we convey through our clothes and examined a range of old and new fashion trends. Corrie Nielsen was honoured by the Fashion Talks Exhibition: Royal Stewart Tartan Showcase at Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum in Paderborn, Germany from 9 November 2013 through 15 June 2014. The exhibit celebrated Corrie's progressive interpretation of traditional British tailoring and tartans.




From Inspiration to Realisation, Design Museum

Corrie Neilsen puts couture back at the forefront of fashion with her timeless approach to style, hand-stitched garments, and liberal use of fabric. Her signature costume-couture style with dramatic silhouettes and quirky takes on classic historical tailoring was honoured by the Design Museum in London from 9 March – 15 May 2011, cementing her reputation for couture that leads the way for progressive designs.

The exhibit showcased Corrie’s unique style as the art and architecture that it is, featuring strong Elizabethan influences and an appreciation for French couture tradition.