Georgine catwalk show report S/S 2016 for NYFWNew York Fashion Week SS16
As the sun began to set in New York City, fashionistas, models and reporters lined up by the entrance at The Dock at Skylight Moynihan Station near the Empire State Building. Tourists and reporters alike watched over black cars arriving with their cameras ready to snap a shot of whoever it was that would step out for the show the line Georgine’s show including actress Laverne Cox. Georgine Ratelband made the debut for her line Georgine at Lincoln Center last year making her mark in the world of fashion. This evening, she presented her spring/summer 2016 Georgine line.
Complete darkness surrounded the runway as a rather ominous song began to play, but nothing unpleasant was at bay. Audience members were suddenly introduced to a loud voice that began to speak in French as the runway remained dark. Some turned to their neighbor and began to translate what was being said and then without warning, the French woman stopped and David Bowie’s “Young Americans” began to blast through the speakers.
The first model graced the catwalk with her hair slicked back in a perfect bun and while wearing a dark blue denim open back dress and holding a fur scarf. After a subtle pause, the next model followed with a blue suit and bright blue block heels. The following looks were more shades of blues in satins and chiffons along with some pops of tan on certain tops.
As the show continued, more colors were introduced. Model’s sported spandex dresses with purple leather pull overs or green leather gloves and belts. Though some looks appeared to be simple, Ratelband also introduced embroidered dresses and trench coats that added to the femininity and sophistication of the line. What is a spring collection without a bit of lace and floral? Models strutted down the catwalk in intricate embroidered florals in graceful pinks. The collection even included bits of fur added as sleeves to dresses in both yellow and pink.
For the finale of the show, Georgine looked towards the stars and gained inspiration from the planets and created spandex color block dresses in blues, yellows, greens and pinks. Each dress represented a planet with the final dress as Mars, the model wore a gold sequenced long sleeve dress with a long teal fur scarf.
Each look was unexpected yet extremely fitting for the spontaneity found in Georgine. Her choice in not opting for an entirely pastel line for Spring accentuates her creativity and innovation in the world of fashion.
Photos: Bogdan Seredyak