Georgia Hardinge SS11: La Belle et la Bete
I came upon the sculptural and delicately textured creations of Georgia Hardinge at London Fashion Week's exhibition at Somerset House and somehow resisted the urge to rub my face in a sleeve of soft rufffles made of layers upon layers of chiffon ribbon. The London designer's debut catwalk collection ‘La Belle et la Bete’ is in reference to the muse for the collection, Jean Cocteau. Georgia takes inspiration from the surrealism and mystique of his narrative style, combining ideas from French Baroque and romanticism through to early punk. Yes, there's a lot happening here, and it's all harmonious, exquisite and wearable.
Lookbook photos courtesy Georgia Hardinge, others by Denise Grayson