Ex-pat Corrie Nielsen paid homage to her Scottish roots with her A/W '12 collection, Vestiarium Scoticum. Neilsen's signature Tudor sensibility and structure were present, this time in tartan plaid. A drone of bagpipes could be heard as models took the stage in pencil skirts and tailored coats in the traditional Highland tartan, matched with puffy pleated sleeves and Elizabethan collars. A plaid print was even slashed across models' foreheads.
Headwear rivaled tartan for stand out element of the collection. Tiny Renaissance caps, veils, spiked headpieces and feathers were showcased on hair pulled back in sleek buns.
Highlight looks were a pleated skirt and sheer black polka dot blouse paired with red knee socks, a black organza overlay with high collar worn over an off the shoulder dress and an ornate black cape with long train that seemed to have been pulled from Maleficent's wardrobe.
Florida born Nielsen graduated from Central St. Martin's with a degree in Fashion Design Womenswear and worked with designer royalty Vivienne Westwood before founding her eponymous label. She was chosen by John Galliano to receive the Fashion Fringe award in 2010.