Georgia Hardinge is inspired by new technologies and innovation. The brand incorporates a strong sculptural style bringing a 3dimentional approach to wearable pieces. This was recognized by the British Fashion Council when she was awarded BFC Contemporary Sponsorship for her unique work.
After launching her label in 2010, Georgia began to build her identity as a sculptural designer. Her inspiration for design comes from a passion for architectural shapes and structures, which is apparent throughout her work. She works on developing minimal pleating techniques from paper sculptures, combining this with sustainable fabrics and innovative textile techniques.
Since her London Fashion Week debut in S/S 2010 Georgia’s designs have been worn by some of the biggest names in the creative industry. Florence Welch, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Grimes are just a handful of celebrities that are fans of the brand. Her signature style has been recognized by Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire to name a few and most recently The Financial Times ‘How to Spend it’. She has been named as Grazia and Elle’s ‘One to watch’ and Instyle’s ‘Name to know’.
After the success of her first few collections, Georgia continued to shine with celebrated collaborations including bespoke outfits for the Victoria Secret fashion show with sponsorship from Swarovski as well as designing a limited edition Lancôme bottle, exclusively sold in Selfridges. The label has seen its second successful collaboration with the high street, Georgia Hardinge for River Island, a 14 piece collection that sold in 22 stores and online nationwide. The first collection sold out within a week of launching.
For an exclusive collaboration with the Elephant Family charity, Georgia’s work was displayed in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. 40 sculptural masks were later created to be displayed at Selfridges where they could be bought by guests for the Royal Family’s prestigious Animal Ball.
The GH customer is an informed, modern and fashion forward individual. She is drawn to innovative designs that are easy to wear.
Born in London, Georgia Hardinge’s transient early life and international background gave her much opportunity to travel and develop her fascination with design. Training at Parsons School of Art and design in Paris, Georgia won acclaim by receiving the best designer award for her graduate collection. It was here that she first developed her sculptural aesthetic.
Georgia lives and works in London.