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Robert Geller

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UNASSUMING YOUTH

New York: Deemed one of the most romantic designers in menswear, Robert Geller draws from various inspirations from Amish farmers to Victorian vampires. For his S/S 11 collection, the designer turned to the unassuming aesthetic of youth movements from different eras – most specifically, student protesters of the 60s and 70s. While Geller’s signature jewel tones were present in an early grouping of oxblood jackets and outerwear paired with tough leather, the dominant palette centered around olive and khaki. A cotton jumpsuit looked studious when styled with a shawl collar sweater and plaid shirt. Subtle military-cum-student-revolt undertones came via CPO jackets (some sleeveless), worn with denim shirts and gauzy scarves. D-ring fastened trousers, featherweight cardigans and pleated shorts added to the freeform mix. While Geller’s effort to push menswear toward a more dreamy and idealistic place is notable, his contemporary twists on wardrobe staples are what is most appreciated.

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