Illustrations by Rachel Sax of Nona E Rose



Designer: Georgine Ratelband

Age: 26

Education: Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan (2011)

Noteworthy: Her thesis collection was purchased by a prestigious boutique in Antwerp, Belgium.

Signature Style: Synthesis of culture, travel, and femininity

Manufacturing: Split between Italy and New York City

SS16 Inspiration: Age of the Internet

Website: Georgine.com

Twitter: @georginestudio

Instagram: @georginestudio

Fashion Journey:

Georgine Ratelband founded her label in 2011 after her thesis collection was purchased by a prestigious boutique in Antwerp, Belgium.  Her made-to-measure business uses a multi-cultural approach inspired by a fusion of the electricity in New York, sensuality of Paris, and chaotic energy of Bangkok that can be found in all of her collections.  With a motto that the garment should feel as good as it looks, Georgine sources the finest quality material from renowned mills in Italy and France.  By focusing on craftsmanship and fit, Georgine believes every woman should feel great, as well as look fabulous wearing her clothes.

Why we love her Spring / Summer 2016 collection:

Redefining the rules of haute couture, Georgine reflects on the digital age showing that anything is possible and nothing is as it seems in her Spring / Summer 2016 collection.  The series begins pairing blue denim with fancy fur mixing casual clothes and formal wear.  As the collection progresses, the contrasts expand through spandex paired with evening wear and French lace cut into sweatshirts.  Thin leather treated in pastels are worn as evening gloves and activewear is accented by brightly dyed fur.  Focusing on detail inside the garments as much as the exterior, the GEORGINE collection exemplifies true luxury and pays homage to the digital era reliant on the brilliant design behind technology, but rarely seen.  As you dress for Spring / Summer 2016 and wonder which fashion rules to to break or follow, be empowered by Georgine's defiant pairing of contrasting colors, textures, themes, and occasions for her eclectic and international women.


Photos: Dan Lecca for Georgine
Photos: Dan Lecca for Georgine
Photos: Dan Lecca for Georgine 

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