Former Merit Award Winner Georgia Hardinge closes the first day at Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Freemason’s Hall with a masculine yet elegantly tailored collection.
Opening to ‘Que Cera Cera’, the AW12 line was anything but complacent as an extremely versatile collection strutted onto the runway. Hardinge’s collection was a complete burst of colour; with royal blues, deep maroons and mustard yellows. A tie-dye inspired print took centre stage within the show; appearing as dresses, trousers, blouses and skirts in both pink and nude hues. Chunky knits made a brief appearance in the collection, taking the form of an oversized roll neck sweater and tailored crocheted shorts.
The models wore slicked back bound ponytails, bronzed faces, heavy brow with nude lip and eyes leaving all eyes on the highly sculptured and detailed pieces.
Whilst it was the sheer panelling detailing on the accentuated collared dresses and blouses that completed the collection the finishing gown really made the crowd gasp. The cape style cut flowing gown with jutting asymmetric shapes purely followed Georgia’s ethos of making ‘wearable art’. No wonder Georgia had a smile on her face.
Cass Gowing, VFS Blog Editor
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Photography Christopher Dadey.