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There is something to be said for a designer that takes fashion risks, yet still keeps their clothing feminine and chic. This is why the GEORGINE collection caught my eye and made me gush during New York Fashion Week. The show made me want to dig deeper into the brand and find out more about the designer.

Georgine Ratelband, a 26-year-old designer and graduate of the Instituto Europeo di Design (Milan), has a passion for travel, culture, and femininity, and divides her time between the Unites States, Europe, and Asia. Using her travels as inspiration for her SS16 collection, Georgine eclectically fused the electricity of New York, the sensuality of Paris, and the chaotic energy of Bangkok.

From the 90’s plastic chunky heels and furry fanny packs, to the detailed lace tops and backless dresses, this collection was truly a sight to behold! Most of the looks were perfectly styled with a fun item which you wouldn’t think to pair together. My favorites were an all-lace dress paired with long, fingerless vinyl gloves and a turtleneck gown with one sleeve missing paired with a multicolored, fur boa. Although some of the pairings may not normally be deemed as complimentary, I loved them together and could definitely see myself wearing just about everything in her collection!!! I love it when a collection catches my eye, but I love it even more when I discover the inspiration behind the collection, and I’m able to understand how their thought process translated into WOW!

This designer inspired me! Georgine is a year older than I am, yet she is fearlessly defying the conventional approach of how people dress through her designs. And she’s doing it quite beautifully. It makes me want to continue to defy the odds in my blogging/styling industry of fashion, and to know that age nor opinions matter when doing and creating what you feel is right.

Check out Georgine’s beautiful collection below! I highlighted a few of my favorite! πŸ™‚ Also, check out more of Georgine’s designs at www.georgine.com and @GEORGINEStudio on Instagram!

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Special thanks to MAO PR for the show invite and runway images!

Xo, Chrissy

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