Georgia Hardinge autumn/winter 2016 collection presentation for LFW
Set in Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, guests climbed a tight, winding staircase before reaching the lofty space where they were greeted with a “sonic capsule” of celestial sounds. The music built gradually through the duration of the show, using glockenspiels, xylophones and percussion, which set the atmosphere perfectly.
Hardinge found inspiration in lenticular techniques, which was displayed in the decor; Perspex panels was placed along the walls, and from the right angle they showed big stars, another inspiration central to the designs.
The collection felt very futuristic; the models walked in and stood between the Perspex strips in a formation style. The girls had the lengths of their hair braided tightly, which felt reminiscent of Star Wars, while baby curls were slicked down in curls to the face.
The colour palette, inspired by galactic imagery features flashes of fuchsia, cobalt and magenta against ivory and midnight black. The silhouettes were feminine and simple, which seems to be a trend this season, hemlines varied between above-the-knee styles and the always popular midi length.
Hardinge is known for her sculptural aesthetic which here came in the form of beautifully crafted pleats which moved in sync with the models movements like magic, whilst retaining their sharp structure. Dark pleated skirts waved to reveal silver details hiding inside, glittering like stars in the night.
Photos: Eva K Salvi