Georgia Hardinge is inspired by new technologies and innovation. The brand incorporates a strong sculptural style bringing a 3-dimensional approach to wearable pieces. This was recognized by the British Fashion Council when she was awarded BFC Contemporary Sponsorship and the Fashion Trust Grant for her unique work.
Georgia has always sought to place sustainable fashion and the environment at the forefront of the brand's values, setting goals to achieve each year to improve operations in this regard. From the fibres that make up the fabrics used, through to production and packaging, all impacts are considered. Best practice choices are made along the supply chain to ensure products are both high quality and responsibly made.
2022 saw Georgia Hardinge participate in the third season of Making the Cut, a fashion-competition series created for Amazon Prime Video and hosted by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. The series premiered in more than 240 nations and territories on August 19. The judges for each challenge include supermodel Heidi Klum, Moschino’s Creative Director Jeremy Scott and actress and House of Harlow 1960 Founder, Nicole Richie.
The brand's practices and developments in environmentally friendly textile treatments have been admired by HRH King Charles, when Georgia was asked to represent the UK in a catwalk show at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.
Whilst working in collaboration with charity, The Sustainable Angle, Georgia Hardinge was nominated for the Draper's Award for Sustainability in 2019, for the brand's shift into certified recycled materials.
Recently, Georgia Hardinge has partnered with charities such as Age UK and Malaika to help raise money for beneficial causes, particularly in the past few years, when charities were struggling to fund raise due to the unprecedented circumstances of the times.
After launching her label in 2010, Georgia begun 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 new technological fabrics and textile treatments.
Since her London Fashion Week debut, Georgia’s designs have been worn by some of the biggest names in the creative industry. Florence Welch, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Kylie Minogue 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 and The Financial Times ‘How to Spend it’ to name a few. 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…..