Models practically floated by as the disco-era song playing at the end of Georgine’s Spring/Summer 2015 runway presentation cooed: “Ooo! Ooo! Let’s All Chant! Your body. My body. Everybody work your body.” And work those bodies did they ever! Luxurious, elegant, sophisticated. This was one collection I was truly lucky to have been brought to by a colleague!
Designer Georgine Ratelband’s eponymous collection of caftans, cabana wear and gold lamé was a toast to the glamour days of disco, tweaked just enough for today’s modern contemporary woman. Floating chiffons, hot pants, cropped leather jackets, gold lamé track suits, neoprene gowns, maillot swim dressing — I half expected Bianca Jagger to saunter down the runway, decked out and ready for a night on the town at Studio 54.
Echoing many of this season’s hottest trends — from sheer to shiny metallics to floaty, long skirts — Georgine embraced the epitome of chicness. I only hope next season this designer will stand on a statement of compassion and change her finale of fur-draped cabana girls into faux-draped animal lovers. That’s a look that can be just as powerful and make just as strong a luxury statement. In fact… C’est plus chic, ma chère. Who needs fur besides the animal it belongs to, especially lounging poolside on a hot summer’s day?