To Do This Weekend: See Designer Georgine Ratelband’s Fashion Show

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Designer Georgine Ratelband. (Photo: Getty Images)
Designer Georgine Ratelband. (Photo: Getty Images)

SATURDAY September 12

Like the idea of Fashion Week insofar as you think fashion is interesting, but don’t really love sitting for 45 minutes waiting for 15 minutes of models walking down the runway to French pop music? Oh, O.K. I mean, I don’t think you’re giving Serge Gainsbourg enough credit, but you’re going to love 29Rooms. Refinery29 is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a takeover of a 50,000-square-foot warehouse. It will be filled with art, performance pieces, films and even virtual reality showcases. Visitors will be encouraged to “choose their own adventure,” which can lead to exploring various issues, from politics to gender identity. Luminaries like Petra Collins, Charlotte Tilbury and Ry Russo Young have organized the exhibit. You can expect rooms made to mirror a teenage girl’s, a “polka dot confetti tornado” that evokes Minnie Mouse and a bouncy castle shaped like a woman’s handbag. There will also be some kind of music, just less waiting time. 15 Huron Street, Brooklyn, 12-8 p.m., free

SUNDAY September 13

We know, we know, your Fashion Week invites are already piling up in such a way that it seems like getting to the shows is more of a hassle than it is fun. You’ve been to this rodeo before, and now it’s not even at Lincoln Center. It’s all at The Postal Dock at Skylight at Moynihan Station, which sounds vaguely futuristic and is inconvenient for absolutely everyone. Still. It’s one of those things that you only get to do in New York. If you are going to attend one fashion show, make it our friend GEORGINE’s. Partly because she’s great, and partly because her show—with its models attired in gold lamé and multicolor furs in a fantastic throwback to the ’70s—was one of the highlights of Fashion Week earlier this year. We’re going to gamble that you won’t be seeing any fur in her spring collection, but you can expect something offbeat and old-school and glamorous. You can also expect a bunch of celebrities seated in the front row, if you’re the kind of person who’s into that kind of thing. The Postal Dock at Skylight at Moynihan Station, 360 West 33rd Street, 6 p.m., invite only To Do This Weekend: See Designer Georgine Ratelband’s Fashion Show