Saturday, 1 October 2011

LFW: Day 5 Georgia Hardinge

It isn't often I say this but I would happily wear every piece from Hardinge's S/S '12 collection- it was beautiful, streamlined, structured and very elegant. My favourite piece was the excessively floating dress which sashayed across people's feet on the front row and blew about abundantly as the model floated down the catwalk. Absolutely perfect to wear on holiday with a pair of chunky platform wedged sandals, which I myself swear by every summer. Hardinge's choice of footwear- chunky laced Jeffrey Campbell boots which complemented the serene like quality to the overall collection. Titled 'Cubed' because of the cubism pattern applied to sheer fabric, I felt it was slightly safari-esque with the brown and grey colour palette applied to see-through shirts. Both were a stark contrast to the freshness and cleanness of the blocks of white in the form of a lampshade skirts, pale grey tones and vibrant blocks of bright orange. Boxy shapes, patterns that resembled sexy cut outs, high-wasted trousers and loose fitting garments were all interesting elements to such a great collection- certainly one of my favourites this season. I personally adored the all in 1 orange jumpsuit and the exposed collars make an otherwise mundane accompaniment to trousers, fun, creative and certainly showing the craftsmanship of a well travelled and hard working designer who is supported by the industry. She is definitely one to look out for seasons to come, whilst she is creating a successful label as an established creator of fashion. 

Thanks to working with the PR company who represents Hardinge, I had the opportunity to view the collection and the smiling faces of the friends and family (and The Clothes Show's Caryn Franklin who was talking on her mobile and scribbling away at her notebook) in attendance. Her nan was rather funny taking pictures of everything and everyone as the crowd of people were waiting for the show to commence. I only wish I had the means to buy a few pieces because my wardrobe is waiting for something as amazing as this.

What are your thoughts on the collection? Which designers have stood out for you this season? 



  1. wow amazing!!!!!! very very sexy!!

  2. Those dresses are amazing! I can't believe you have the change to attend the show ... must be exhilarating!



  3. gorgeous orange/tangerine colour in that collection!