An explosion of digi print, delicate fabric manipulation and structural boned shapes formed La Belle at la Bete, the SS ‘11 collection from Vauxhall Fashion Scout debutant, Georgia Hardinge. Taking inspiration from the works of Jean Cocteau, the French poet, novelist and director of the original ‘Beauty and the Beast’ motion picture, Georgia mixes ideas of French romanticism and early punk, creating the perfect paradox.

The palette consisted of deep purples, forest greens and lemon yellows as well as neutral tones against harsh black. Light flowing silks and sheer mesh fabrics were used to create straight leg trousers and full-length Grecian style gowns, which were left trailing behind the models’ feet. With these delicate fabrics plaited, ruffled and interwoven down the sides of sleeves, placed onto shoe straps and even incorporated into the model's hair, it's Georgia's precise attention to detail that makes this collection exceptional.



Words: Sarah Barlow
Illustration: Vic Riches
Photography: Christopher Dadey

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