Backstage photos by Joshua Langston of The Social Life
I was fortunate enough to dip backstage and grab a few words with Georgine designer Georgine Ratelband. I named Ratelband and her Georgine collection one of my “ones to watch” after seeing her phenomenal debut from last season, so I was really excited to see where she chosen to take the line.
Last season had an almost 50’s feel with opulent fabrics and rich palette, so I was interested to see how the Georgine woman would translate into spring. I asked Ratelband who is the Georgine woman? The reply was “mature and confident” age is not a barrier to her collection with clients ranging from 18-97. Ratelband went on to identify 70’s iconic celebrities such as Bianca Jagger and Gloria Guiness as the epitome of this season’s Georgine woman.
It is unusual for such a young designer to tackle so many elements in their collection, let alone to do it so successfully. However from the amazing surfboard clutches with wrist-strap cuff detail made in collaboration with Max Steiner Design, fur totes and wraps, outerwear swimsuits and day wear Ratelband tackles them all. When asked about this she says simply she has “so many ideas and when you have an idea you of course want to follow that and better yourself”and with the opportunity to realize her ideas she goes for it.
MAC’s Gordon Espinet headed up the beauty team and Ric Pipino the hair they both worked to the same brief of “effortlessly elegant”. The main focus of the makeup was a beautiful red brown smokey eye. No mascara was used, and the lip was an almost nude gloss. For the hair, Pipino created the straight off the beaches of Saint Tropez look with brushed out barrel curls.