Thursday, February 13, 2014

Seen on the Runway and Heard Backstage: Georgine Fall 2014

I had the pleasure of not only seeing the beautiful Georgine Fall 2014 collection, but also interviewing the designer herself backstage afterwards about her collection, brand, and process. As an up and coming fashion blogger, I am honored to support new designers in the industry. The brand Georgine has been around since the designer's 2011 senior thesis was picked up as a collection by a high-end boutique, but this was her first show as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Caroline: Congratulations on your show, it was amazing! I especially loved the fur.

Georgine: Thank you!

C: What was the most challenging part of creating your first show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week?

G: Getting the fabrics in time!

C: What special processes do you do with the fabrics in particular? 

G: Well of course we play around, and test them and do different things. But most of them are sourced from Italy or France. We do the fur in New York. 

C: Do you have any advice for young and aspiring designers in this competitive industry? 

G: Work hard. Nothing comes without hard work. 

C: What do you personally feel differentiates your brand from everything else out there in the fashion world?

G: Quality and craftsmanship. Every seam is finished beautifully. Also, the fabrics- it's really classic silhouettes with innovative fabrics. 

C: What kind of woman did you have in mind when designing your collection? 

G: The woman is always the same. She's always strong and confident and elegant, and has an edge and embraces her femininity first. 

C: Great, I can see that. Thank you and it was nice to meet you! 

This collection was simply beautiful and I know many women who would wear the clothing because it was unique while being wearable. As the designer herself said, the clothing is finished properly and well made, and this attention to detail really came through during the runway show. I could tell the clothing was made to last, since it was so classic and had many pieces you could have in your closet for years to come.The silhouettes were mostly fitted, and reminded me of a modern take on the elegant women of the 1930's and 1940's. My favorite look from the collection was a shiny black pencil skirt with a longer sheer overlay, a simple black top with a big black fur muff on each wrist, and a circular black bag. My blog's photographer Benjamin Benson got press pit access to the show. Check out all of my favorite looks below and stay tuned for more fashion week coverage tomorrow!

Photos by Benjamin Benson

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