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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Georgia Hardinge

Georgia Hardinge showed her new A/W collection at Fashion Scout on Saturday 19th February. Illustration by the talented Kiran Patel.

Written by Florence Massey


Georgia Hardinge by Kiran Patel

Recipient of the VFS Merit Award, pill Gerogia Hardinge is far more than the Ones to Watch designer she was last season. Her first stand alone collection drew the likes of fashion press favourite Nicola Roberts and packed out the Freemason’s Hall venue. Another committed member of the digital prints parade, story her prints have always fascinated me, cialis 40mg using unusual patterns as the starting point for her patterns: fossils and sculptures of the Versailles have both been inspirations. This February, Hardinge sent monochrome skeletal prints down the runway played out on leggings, tight half-sleeve dresses and body-con tops. Inspired by the dark, and sometimes disturbing photography of Joel Peter Witkin, the concept of death, destruction and disfiguration was emphasised on streamlined silhouettes and her signature structural pieces.

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Georgia Hardinge A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory.

The second half of the show was a little lighter, due to the injection of bone white, buttermilk, brown and dusky peach leathers or suede. A particular favourite fo me was a dark brown playsuit with centre detailing and a little nipped in waist. Hardinge cleverly used the robust leather so that she could engineer it to do what she wanted. Pleats, folds, and stiff overlapping layers on sleeves, legs and bodies were key in adding volume to otherwise clean, simple and effortless pieces. Since last season, there is a clear progression in Hardinge’s style, with the designer confident to present a collection that was more paired down (basic colours, restrained detailing) than that which she presented as one of the Ones to Watch.

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Georgia Hardinge A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory.

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