Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Robert Geller cited his inspiration this season as the Nadi brothers, Italian fencers who won several gold medals in the 1920s Olympics in Antwerp. This was a fitting reference for Geller who often references 1920s and 1930s tailoring and the brooding mood of old Germany and Scandinavia in his collections. But the fact that these brothers were fencers allowed him to inject contemporary sportswear trends within this aesthetic. So while we saw Geller’s vintage romantic tailoring in ensembles like exposed tight tank tops with high-waisted cropped trousers and rounded wool overcoats as well as 4SB blazers and printed silk tops with relaxed pleated trousers. These looks were punctuated by those of athleisure like boxy pull-over tops over turtleneck sweaters paired with sweatpants and zip-up jackets with jogger pants. The colour palette is what made it seamless with dusted tones like raspberry and orange and neutrals like ivory and camel in addition to brooding hues like olive brown, charcoal grey and black. – Matt Feniger
Theme: Modern Athleisure Meets 1920s Romance
Key Items: fitted tank tops / rounded overcoats / slim calf-length cropped trousers / relaxed pleated trousers / elongated shirts / spread collar shirts / turtlenecks / zip-up jackets / boxy pull-over tops / pull-over hoodies / relaxed plaid and striped button-up shirts / shearling-collar topcoat / tunic tops / 4SB blazers / cropped utility pants / printed silk shirting / fitted sweatpants / bomber jackets
Colour: olive brown / black / slate blue / teal / taupe / camel / white / ivory / scarlet red / dusted raspberry / burnt orange / ink / charcoal grey
Materials + Trim: wool / shearling / cotton / silk / nylon / flannel / brushed wool
Print + Pattern: wide horizontal and bold vertical stripes / ink blotch print / pinstripes
Accessories + Footwear: leather suspenders / printed silk scarves / suede chelsea boots / derbies with center buckled strap / metal headbands / leather D-ring belts
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