Georgine Ratelband, the designer for New York City womenswear label Georgine, gave us the quintessential mix of uptown meets downtown, an updated and glamorous 90s grunge collection. It’s exactly what a young girl gets when she raids her mom’s closet with beautiful designer pieces, but she throws in some combat boots, red smudged lipstick and a messy bob, a la Courtney Love. Season after season, Georgine is in tune with what young, hip, cosmopolitan women want. Her past collections have been refreshing and luxurious, with a distinct New York City edge.  And for Spring/Summer 2017, Georgine held fast to her roots. We saw her classic fur pieces (always a favorite), as well as trench coats, slip dresses, sequins and cut-outs. Georgine sprinkled some punk into the collection, for example,  safety pins forming an anarchy symbol on the back of a silver metallic leather jacket, which was truly stunning. There was a black bra gown with slits from top to bottom which were held together by hundreds of small safety pins, a fabulous nod to Gianni Versace’s S/S 1994 safety pin collection. Our favorite pieces were the long metallic t-shirt dresses and the Day-Glo, spotted yellow fur coats. Onward, Georgine! Photography Alexander Thompson.