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Inside the Atelier: GEORGINE

Mar 27, 2014 12:09 PM EDT
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After seeing Georgine Ratelband's fall 2014 runway show for her eponymous label, GEORGINE, we knew she was a designer to watch.

Held at the Pavilion at Lincoln Center, this particular show was Ratelband's debut at New York Fashion Week.

After meeting Ratelband backstage following her fall 2014 show and seeing her work grace the runway, we were so intrigued by the energetic designer and her wares that we decided we had to talk with her again. This time around, we chatted with her about her favorite store, her travel essentials, what she likes to do in her free time (when she actually has some!) and much more. Keep reading to learn more about this emerging fashion designer.

When designing your collections, where does your inspiration typically come from?

"My inspiration typically comes from what I am reading, the people I meet, the places I travel and any other random discoveries. I also always chose fabrics or develop fabrics that really speak to me and flood me with endless ideas."

If you could have any celebrity wear one of your designs, who would you chose and why?

"Jennifer Lawrence is someone I would really like to see wear one of my designs. Besides being a very talented actress, I think she would carry my designs extremely well!"

If you weren't a fashion designer, what job do you think you'd have?

"A pilot."

If you could only shop at one store for the rest of your life, what store would you pick?

"Dean & Deluca in Soho!"

What are your travel essentials?

"My camera, paper and something to sketch with."

What is your favorite season to design for and why?

"I keep on going back and forth on this. I usually say spring/summer, however I had so much fun designing this past fall 2014 collection. I guess I would stick with spring/summer because there is more color usage, however it lacks the heavy weight fabrics that are so great when it comes to fall/winter collections."

What do you like to do when you're not working?

"Though it is not often that I am not working, I do have a multitude of things I love to do like going out for a nice dinner, have drinks with friends, visiting a new exhibition, getting lost on the Internet and taking a long walk into other neighborhoods in New York that I don't know as well as my own." 

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