Georgine’s Spring/Summer 2017 runway show began in darkness until the lights followed a model dressed in army green culottes, a metallic high neck blouse, and a long floral embroidered trench coat to open up the show. The Georgine models sported messy, voluminous bobs and bright red lipstick. Designer Georgine Ratelband continued last collection’s theme of lace, fur and sheer accents. This time around, she stuck to a color base of black, blue-grey and red with accents of pink and a yellow-green.
To play up monochrome outfits Ratelband mixed textures with fur, sequins, lace, and even safety pins. The collection lived up to the brand’s mission statement “GEORGINE evokes the power of femininity through seductive silhouettes enhanced by intricate detailing and extraordinary fabrics.”
Ratelband stuck to some existing trends such as trench coats–the given pamphlet stated the trench coats were inspired by her mother–lingerie as outerwear, cutouts, and dresses that contained long ties on the back. She also created her own statement pieces including spider web details on multiple ensembles and the use of D-rings as bondage on the back of pieces. Ratelband had some models carry fur scarves or heart shaped fur handbags.
One standout look was a black dress with cutouts around the waist and a built in chocker adding an updated twist to the traditional LBD. Another standout piece was a daring, black fur top that tied in the back with D-rings. It was paired with loose sequined pants. As usual, Georgine was able to create the perfect balance of edginess and luxury.
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