Robert Geller

DARK MOON BEACH
New York: Robert Geller’s recent collection drew influence from Anglo-French photographer Sarah Moon, whose dark beachscapes speak to loss, temporality, and the enigma of time. As such, Geller’s models donned ensembles firmly entrenched in the “Dark Surf” look that has lately been popular. Neoprene capes and vests covered sweaters and shirts, while leggings and sleeves made from the same peeked out beneath Bermuda shorts and short-sleeve button fronts. Oskar hats, that evoked Pinocchio’s Tyrolean topper, added a hint of whimsy that mirrored John Lennon specs worked to amplify. Though staple pieces like a khaki trench looked most wearable, ultimately Geller’s message failed to crest under the weight of too-obvious allusions and too-cute styling.  —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Beach goth slouch

Color: Jet black / Charcoal / Chocolate / Grey sand / Dust beige / Sepia / Forest green

Key Items: Neoprene rider vest / Fencing blazer / Neoprene cape / Tri-combo blazer / Linen blazer / Bermuda shorts / Khaki trench / Wide leg tuxedo trouser / Knit cardigan / Lounge pant / Leather moto jacket / Neoprene legging / Long bomber jacket

Materials: Neoprene / Denim / Irish linen / Cotton knits / Cotton fleece

Print + Pattern: Brush stroke print / Stripes

Details + Trim: Elastic cuffs / Wetsuit zip closures / Pleats

Accessories + Footwear: Oskar hats / Suede hi-tops / Single stripe socks / Oskar loafers / Skinny ties / Surf leash necklaces / Mirrored Lennon glasses

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