Published on Sep 25, 2018

Georgia Hardinge X Renzo Piano

An insight into what fuels and inspires Georgia Hardinge's magnificent architectural fashion designs.



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A name that is recognised by Vogue, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar. Georgia Hardinge is lauded for her state of the art structural designs and innovative pleating techniques. To understand the brilliant, innovative mind of Georgia Hardinge, we decided to take a closer look at some archetectural masterpieces that have inspired her work.

IMG_2992.jpg Edana Dress (AW18 Collection) £370 // Model- Nicole Miners

During this season London Fashion Week, we admired Georgia's SS'19 Collection at the Designer Showroom and attended her "See Now Buy Now" AW18 Catwalk Show duing LFWF on Sunday at the Strand. It was nothing less than spectacular. Her designs are distinguishable, from soft pastel colours to bold yellows and metallics.

AW18 Lookbook Draft - Spreads-2.jpg Lookbook from Georgia Hardinge's new AW18 arrivals

While admiring her innovative creations, we discovered a unique angle of Georgia's designs. Having graduated from the Parsons School of Art and Design in Paris, she built her identity as a sculptural designer, fuelling her passion for architecturural designs and shapes.

IMG_2830.jpg Strobe Dress in Pale Pink (AW17 Collection) £255 // Model- Nicole Miners

To fully appreciate the beauty of Georgia's design, we decided to trace back the roots of her inspirations. Lucky enough, the Royal Academy of Arts's current exhibtion Renzo Piano- The Art of Making Buildings offers us the deep-diving opportunity into the world of archtitecture design.

Looking at the magnificence of Piano's designs, we can understand where Georgia's fascination with combining fashion and archetecture came from. The precise, poetic elegance of Piano's engineering are apparent in Georgia's garments, she has definitely paved a way for new fashion trends.

fresh harvest market.png Models of Renzo Piano's archetectural designs


The most distinctive element of her garments are the pleats, which are fairly standard in the fashion world, but Georgia has developed a unique technique that sets her apart.

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Before using fabrics, Georgia uses paper to build a prototype. She experiments with various origami techniques, exploring the various ways she can incorporate functionality with design. In many ways, this process resembles that of an architect creating scale models before building commences.

IMG_2729.jpg Model of Renzo Piano's archetectural designs

Using the paper prototype, she then explores and experiments with new fabrics and textile treatments in order to achieve the desired effect. One of the many reasons that we love Georgia Hardinge's designs is that it shows a fresh approach to fashion, it is a step in a new direction, disrupting the circular motion in which fashion design perpetuates. It is a new wave of innovation breaking onto our shores.

AW18 Lookbook Draft - Spreads-9.jpg Lookbook from Georgia Hardinge's new AW18 arrivals

Georgia Hardinge will be launching her new collection on Curated Crowd soon, so stay tuned, it's not one you want to miss out on!


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