Making the Cut returns with its newest chapter, featuring a fresh group of exceptionally brilliant and unusual designers eager to make their mark in the world of fashion. Georgia Hardinge, a sustainable 3D designer from London, is one of ten contestants competing for a $1 million prize. Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Alicia Keys have all sported her designs. Victoria’s Secret, Swarovski, and Lancôme, among others, have acknowledged Hardinge’s creations.
Making the Cut Season 3 will premiere on Prime Video in over 240 countries on August 19. Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn will return as judges, and they will be joined by Nichole Richie and Jeremy Scott. This season’s guest judges will include Chloe x Halle, Jason Bolden, and Wisdom Kaye, among others.
Heidi Klum stated in a press release issued by Amazon Studios:
“I am very excited for Making the Cut to return for its third season this summer.” I was overjoyed to see Tim, Nicole, and Jeremy again as we looked for the next big global fashion brand among our most creative group of designers ever! This season’s fashion really surpassed our expectations, and there are so many incredible ensembles that I can’t wait to wear.”
Meet Making the Cut’s 3D designer, Georgia Hardinge.
Georgia Hardinge graduated from Parsons Paris School of Art & Design in 2010 and founded her own business. The designer focuses on luxurious sustainability by using organic and recycled fabrics in her designs. She is also heavily influenced by architecture and employs the pleating technique to create three-dimensional sculptural silhouettes in free-flowing fabrics. Her influences often include London’s infrastructure, which offers a superb blend of ancient and new structures.
The designer’s website highlights her brand and says:
“Georgia Hardinge is a modern brand that is influenced by new technology and innovation. The company employs a strong sculptural aesthetic, offering a three-dimensional approach to wearable items.”
At the 2019 Drapers Awards, Hardinge was nominated for the Sustainability Award. When asked to characterize her brand in a 2019 interview with Drapers, the designer said:
“An intriguing sculptural, sustainable apparel company that takes a three-dimensional approach to feminine designs.”
In the interview, she also said that one of the most difficult difficulties facing the fashion business is sustainability.
Speaking further on the matter, she added:
“Because the retail business has such a detrimental impact on the environment, it’s critical that we all work together to make a difference.”
Since launching her company, the Making the Cut candidate has gotten a lot of praise. For her distinct structural approach, she received the BFC Contemporary Sponsorship and the Fashion Trust Grant. As part of a catwalk exhibition, the designer was requested to represent the United Kingdom at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022 in Rwanda. Florence Welch, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Kylie Minogue, and Grimes, among others, have worn Hardinge’s creations. Grazia and Elle have designated her a One to Watch.