Robert Geller catwalk show report A/W 2015 for NYFW
Taking inspiration from Olympic fencers in the 1920s, Robert Geller delivered both a vintage-esque and contemporary collection of menswear. His play on classic three-piece suits and casual athletic wear resulted in a cool, fashion-forward look for men.
The “dusty colorpalette” of gray, beige, black, burnt orange, burgundy, taupe, and a single pop of red gave the collection an added edge, as menswear typically tends towards a monotone or very neutral palette. The variety of prints also contributed to this edge. Bold stripes and an abstract pattern added texture and depth to each look.
A particularly successful element of this collection was the styling, or layering of garments. Soft sweaters were contrasted with sharp button-downs, and fitted jackets were paired with relaxed pants. T-shirts on top of longer shirts were paired with tight-fitting pants. One memorable look was a play on the loose, fencing shirt and cropped pants, the shirt being made up of an abstract print in red and black, and the pants in bright yellow. Several of the looks were belted at the waist, creating emphasis on the models’ shoulders and hips. Adding to the playfulness of this collection was a series of small headpieces pinned on the side of some models’ heads.
Geller, a veteran of failed start-up brands, has finally found his calling in this line. This collection proves that he has an eye for how menswear can move forward in a modern and accessible way. And if this collection isn’t enough proof, perhaps future appearances of Kanye West, an attendee of the show, will do the trick.
Photos: Bogdan Seredyak
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