Let’s #tbt to the days of disco and bell-bottom pants, the 70’s are back! Up and coming New York label, Georgine, staged a phenomenal show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showcasing their 1970’s inspired 2015 Fall/Winter collection. While the label only launched in 2011, they are quickly becoming a major fixture in the fashion industry. Georgine has been featured in countless fashion magazines around the world and is becoming a major presence in Hollywood, stars like Gabrielle Union, Zendaya, and even Lady Gaga have worn Georgine on the red carpet. The brand is dedicated to creating effortlessly chic looks that inspire confidence within the women who wear them. Their F/W collection serves as the perfect example of this message. Feminine classics like wrap-dresses, high-waisted pencil skirts, and the ever so flattering high-waisted trouser were staples in this collection. These classic trends were given a 1970’s colorful twist with bright gold metallic fabrics and intricate patterns. This collection also featured a fun mixture of necklines; high-neckline tops styled with silky trousers contrasted well with deep-plunge dresses as well as plunging tops styled with pencil skirts. The collection was a perfect blend of disco glam with modern edge. The shiny metallic fabrics featured in many of the pieces gave the collection a unique and beautiful finish; while the dominating magenta and deep purple hues modernized the collection and gave it a very feminine feel. The highlight of the entire collection came at the end of the show. The final six models appeared wearing what designer Georgine Ratelband referred to as her “lollipops”; mid length fur coats in six colorful shades. The bright yellow, red, green, purple, magenta, and blue coats perfectly embodied the 1970’s feel of the collection while also creating the very effortlessly chic, sexy look that Georgine is known for. The entire collection was a fun and chic mix of the past and present, bringing 1970’s disco glamour to modern feminine trends, and will surely leave any fashionista wishing to go back to the more glamorous decade.
By: Julia Colares