I am gutted that I am not in Paris as I am missing the launch party for Georgia Hardinge's online shop - I can wait to have a browse as I have fallen once more for her latest collection.Her Autumn Winter 11 collection titled 'Spined' combines architectural style with empowerment and sculptured contours. The prints and fabric manipulation struck me as very animalistic like an insect or fish. But the inspiration comes from the unorthodox and macabre photography of Joel Peter Witkin, combining the morbid concepts of death - destruction, mutation and disfiguration with those of the anatomy. Which I find truly fascinating and from such a disturbing inspiration she has produced some really beautiful pieces.The collection starts off with blacks but then whites and greys are introduced through the strange vein like print. This then changes into whites and nudes with the garments that structured with triangle shaped pleats and slashes. I love those trousers with the fabric manipulation that goes all the way up the legs.I like how the print has been used to create curvaceous shapes along side structured tailored folds, these flatter and accentuate the female form. The strong tailored shapes are teamed with softer and more wearable everyday pieces - I would love a printed maxi dress, dress or top!!!! Materials add to the variation with classic wools, leathers and jersey are brought together with exciting new-technology Neoprene fabrics.All in all I really enjoy this collection and see something new every time I look at the prints - which is something I like very much! I look forward to browsing her online shop which should be fully up and running tomorrow (Sunday 6th March) Please check it out Here!
Fashion Fantasist xx