True to form Georgia Hardinge's S/S 12 collection 'Cubed' exudes excitement and movement. Winner of the A/W 11 Merit Award, her S/S 12 takes inspiration from the dark nature of cubo-futurism, this sophistaced look of the modern woman is a triumphant exploration of free movement and control of severe lines and smooth silhouettes.
Sculpted to form, geometric prints use a grey and tan colour palette with the key colour for season - burnt orange. Diamond panelling are dominate and placed in the most important area - the optical illusion creates constriction to mimic the silhouette of the model wearing it.
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The fluidity of silks and chiffons reveal the soft and clean modern lines of the feminine form. The free flowing fabrics of capes coupled with mini playsuits emulate curls of waves and maxi dresses laced with sheer fabrics present the fresh and light air of the collection.
In contrast, with cube skirts that accentuate and flatter the female aesthetic and two-piece cropped tops topped with flared trousers, breaking up the proportion of the aesthetic in bold colour blocking, nipped in at the waist to emphasise the young designer's fathom with architectural shapes and scultpture transforming avante garde vision of art into a wearable collection for the masses.