Jan 04, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
New York…Robert Geller
On the tails of winning GQ‘s Best New Designer of the Year award, Robert Geller continued the momentum of previous seasons, thinking outside the “too commercial” box so many other New York designers fall into. His influence was young men at the turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries, when Geller feels men’s fashion was at its most romantic and elegant. What resulted was a runway full of beautiful cut-away jackets, foppish bow ties, and heavy-gauged knit scarves for dramatic layering effects. Interesting twists on fabric use included tailored jackets in denim and leather jeans. As with many other recent collections, Geller found subtle ways of incorporating evening-inspired elements like pleated bibs and velvet trims into daywear styles. The aesthetic is almost always dark and amorous, which is a breath of fresh air for the usually preppy-centric New York collections.
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