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candinavian Midsummer and 50s pointy boobs. From Hyun Mi Nielsen’s second collection materialises a woman at the intersection of romanticism and the modern world, reflecting upon the plight of contemporary fashion. 
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Summer Solstice

Hyun Mi Nielsen’s  haute couture is marked by transitioning towards daywear. A trapeze dress with an over- dimensional leg-of-mutton sleeve trailing on the floor is twisted couture.  Vintage denim, reworked into a fitted top, bears the marks of history and treats workwear as couture. A large coat with a panel of ruffles at the back combines functional clothing with sculptural surprises. Bell-bottom trousers is a reminder of the 70s, whereas patent black trousers, offset by a large white zipper, are sensual and contemporary.

The juxtapositions of workwear and classical couture fabrics, including embroidered lace make the collection both wearable and extraordinary.
The presentation takes inspiration from Hyun Mi Nielsen’s Scandinavian background. A Midsummer maypole.

Christine Nielsen, a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Design, believes the fashion industry is consumed by immediacy and moves too fast. Fashion has become two-dimensional and image obsessed.

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Rooted in strong narratives, the collections instead let the audience and clients become immersed, transporting them into the unhurried world of Hyun Mi Nielsen.

Christine Hyun Mi Nielsen was born in Korea and adopted to Denmark where she grew up with a mother who was a children’s librarian and a father who was a professor in political science. Mixing the world of imagination with a factual, pragmatic world, her up-bringing instilled in her a sensibility for creation, story-telling and meticulousness.