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Georgia Hardinge: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Georgia Hardinge presented Inverted on Friday 17th February 2012 at Freemason's Hall with Fashion Scout. Sheer, maxi, geometric wonder inspired by Rachel Whiteread.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Georgia Hardinge A/W 2012 by Rebecca Strickson
Georgia Hardinge A/W 2012 by Rebecca Strickson.

Former Merit Award winner Georgia Hardinge returned to the catwalks once more this season, a now familiar and much anticipated designer on the Fashion Scout catwalk. Inverted was inspired by the work of the iconic inside out artist Rachel Whiteread and confirmed the Centre for Fashion Enterprise mentored designer’s very individual talent.

Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Using magnified and manipulated images taken from Whiteread’s infamous resin casts Georgia’s signature prints showcased her typically abstract geometric aesthetic, this time in shades of tigerish orange and blacks, or cream and deep burgundy.

Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge A/W 2012 by Ellen Li
Georgia Hardinge A/W 2012 by Ellen Li.

The show opened with a jaunty trouser, blouse and hat combo: navy panels creating a sleek silhouette that was echoed in a standout mustard yellow jacket with squared pocket panels and hidden buttons. This was worn with a pair of oatmeal knitted shorts – part of Georgia Hardinge’s first foray into knitwear. Other garments included a long loose cardigan and a cropped cowl neck jumper, both with obvious commercial appeal. These were paired with her bold prints, cleverly marrying the saleable with the showpiece to create a highly desirable style.

Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge A/W 2012 by Janneke de Jong
Georgia Hardinge A/W 2012 by Janneke de Jong.

A series of incredibly slender maxi dresses would be suitable for only the skinniest of ladies, but I adored the subtle A-line detailing and layering of sheer fabrics and Melton wool. The show culminated in Georgia’s finest showpiece, a swooping burgundy and cream patterned dress topped with a layered and squared buttress: the perfect epitome of lady-like power.

Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
Georgia Hardinge AW 2012 - photo by Amelia Gregory
All photography by Amelia Gregory.

Georgia Hardinge A/W 2012 by Victoria Haynes
Georgia Hardinge A/W 2012 by Victoria Haynes.

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