River Island's Design Forum initiative goes from strength to strength, with the launch this year of their third collaboration, this time with young British designer, Georgia Hardinge for Spring/Summer 2013.
Georgia, who has dressed some high profile clients including Beyonce, Florence Welch, Lady Gaga, Jessie J and Nicole Sherzinger has a signature style - her designs take inspiration from architectural style, focussing on sculpture and the contour of the female silhouette. For her debut High Street collaboration with River Island, Georgia has sought inspiration from Swiss surrealist painter and sculptor, H.R. Giger.
With a predominantly monochromatic colour palette, the focus is on the unique whimsical prints and distinctive fit of Georgia’s pieces. Statement items from the range include the neoprene printed structured hip dress and printed sleek maxi skirt with matching top (both of which are on our shopping list! The 3D theme continues through to accessories, with flashes of metal against white leather.
Georgia says of her collaboration 'Working with a really strong team of people at River Island has been a great experience; it’s so nice to have lots of people to make my designs a reality. It is great to be a part of something so new and I definitely think this is the way forward for the high street, making a luxury product become accessible to all'.
Georgia’s collection for River Island is due to launch via a short film created and directed by film maker, Alex Turvey at the Fash/On Film event at London Fashion Week in February.
The 14 piece collection will be available to buy in stores begining of April and the fabulous show piece featured in the film as well as on this release will be auctioned off for charity - everyone's a winner! Check back to see the full collection soon...