This was to be my last womenswear SS 2012 show at London Fashion Week and the most staggering I’ve seen all week. Georgia Hardinge‘s ‘Cubed’ collection made sense in every aspect and this fell into place in an astonishing catwalk presentation. I’m ravished to have finished my day off in such a heart-warming way.
Clearly referring to the cubist movement, the collection features a predominant grey tonal palette broken by cyan and orange shown on ankle-length dresses with over-exaggerated waists or white, squared leather minis combined with sheer orange blouses. Largely influenced by the sculptural vision of raymond Duchamp-Villon, Georgia Hardinge also got inspired by the dark nature of cubo-futurism and created architectural pieces flattering the female body presented on plateau ankle boots with wooden heels. Love, love, love this non-minimalistic minimalsm.
If Gucci has justifiably been accused to steal LFW models I don’t know. But these models here, styled by Aldene Johnson and wearing their hair in square buns, were perfectly casted with the collection in mind: Whether it was redheaded beauties mirroring the print’s colours or dark-skinned ones giving the shades moore depth, they all seemed to melt in with the clothes as if naturally grown together.
If you scroll down all the way you’ll see where Georgia Hardinge had been last season – and be amazed by what she has grown into in just half a year’s time.
Let’s recall where Georgia Hardinge had been last season – I’m sorry about the quality of the pictures, I am a shit photographer – and be amazed by what she has grown into in just half a year’s time: