Evolution: Hawaiian Skirt


The Hawaiian skirt is one of those truly life changing pieces. It’s art – in fashion form. Georgia Alice is the woman behind the namesake label that has left everyone from coveted fashion editor’s to fashion muses talking. Why? Because she has found that fine line of combining art and fashion – in a wearable way.

The Hawaiian Skirt is a standout piece from her latest Motto collection. Not for the faint hearted, the voluminous skirt is all drama in a non contrived way. Doubling as a billowy dress, the piece is designed for the trendsetter in mind. In fact, every Georgia Alice piece is designed for the girl who knows her fashion, appreciates quality and craftsmanship and isn’t afraid to take a calculated risk.

We discuss the evolution of this statement piece that has reached as far as the ELLE pages.



Inspiration behind the piece…
I wanted to create some drama, an explosion piece, something that was super extravagant but still GA. I love the idea of wearing massive skirts with tees and gumboots – having something super fancy and fresh with something more casual is how I dress and I wanted to translate that somehow into the range. This skirt is literally my favourite. I can’t wait for it to arrive back from production so I can wear it everyday!!!!!

The fabric used…
A beautiful silk cotton blend with a super subtle hawaiian flower which has been woven into the fabric – its this luxurious holiday boofy party skirt.

Process of designing to production…
I start with a visit to my fabric guys get a collection of swatches together, then I draw in looks, and then break each look down into garments, and then focus on details. Then patterns and sampling. Then markers. Then comes the orders and sales…. Finally, next is bulk production and dispatch(all made in New Zealand). I wish it was a simple as writing it down haha.

This piece is for…
Days when you feel blue – and need to feel magic. Or you have a party.

I would wear this with…
The Snowy Tee, or the GA Man Shirt – keep it undone and casual.

Discover the magic of Georgia Alice here.