NYFW Fall 2014: Georgine's To Be or Not to Be Moment
Georgine Ratelband debuted her namesake line Georgine under the tents at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week on a snowy Sunday night in Lincoln Center. Though this is her fourth collection this was her first notable showing of her line...and what a collection to debut! Ratelband's inspiration for the fall season was Shakespare's Hamlet, which couldn't be more fitting for a debut line as it was her "to be or not be" moment. This collection had a darker undertone much like the play itself. The Georgine woman is feminine yet edgy, which is my type of woman.
photo credit: Dan Lecca
This was Ratelband's "to be moment" for sure. As soon as I instagrammed my favorite look I knew it was going to be a hit (see here). I mean every badass chick needs a black fur coat, leather leggings, and cool ass shades. Another one of my favorite looks was the dark brown coat with the pink collar. The pink collar gives it a nice refreshing pop of color for fall, especially in New York when it's a sea of black coats. Her use of fur, leather, and tailored trousers are undeniably luxurious. Oh how I wanted to curl up in one of her fur coats. Honestly wanted to run out in the snow with the pink tipped sleeve fur coat. Even backstage I stood there for awhile just stroking it, thinking to myself "pet the fuzzy wall" (Get Him to the Greek...anyone?). Actually it does have a calming effect...maybe that's why everyone wears fur during fashion week? Anyway, I can see Georgine's line appealing to woman of all ages from us style blogger who look a little edge to those woman who love classic style pieces i.e. fur coats, black dresses, and fur shawls.