‘Georgina Goodman’ the brand has become synonymous with uncompromising style, clarity of vision and discreet originality. Georgina Goodman the designer embodies that philosophy, which has led to her being twice nominated ‘Accessory Designer of the Year’ by the British Fashion Council, and has seen her establish long standing design collaborations and consultancies with major fashion houses.
An early career in fashion journalism, in both Television and in print, demonstrated Georgina’s unique eye for style. Ultimately, wanting a further challenge, she enrolled on the BA in Footwear Design at the world renowned Cordwainer’s College in London, graduating with a first class degree. She went on to complete her Masters degree in Womenswear/Footwear at the prestigious Royal College of Art.
In 2002 the first Georgina Goodman boutique in Mayfair opened, offering a bespoke Couture service, followed by seasonal collections, manufactured in Italy and with it the birth of the Georgina Goodman brand. The shop soon became a ‘must visit’ destination for discerning clients and style icons, drawn by the discreet luxury, stylish inventiveness and attention to detail Georgina has become known for. Georgina’s designs also attracted the attention, and won the acclaim, of the international fashion media. Her unstinting creativity and desire to explore her chosen craft through the prism of other art forms has also led to shared projects with artists and filmmakers.
The Georgina Goodman flagship store at 44 Old Bond Street opened in 2008 making her one of a handful of independent designers on London’s most prestigious street. Now her distinctive hand-painted stripes and the embossed words ‘Made in Love’ etched into the sole of each shoe can be found on red carpets and in the finest high fashion retailers across the world.
Recently Georgina has been made a member of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers, an honour only rarely awarded to a woman. This and all her other achievements acknowledge not only her uncommon talent but her clarity of purpose and determination in creating ‘amazing shoes for amazing women.’
Georgina’s philosophy has always been straightforward; Be Consistent, Be Clear, Be Who We Really Are and most importantly; Be In Love. This philosophy is expressed in everything Georgina Goodman.