NYFW: SS15 Robert Geller
"What is modern? could be the question that prefaces the Robert Geller Spring / Summer 2015 collection. Robert Geller offers an answer to that question by pulling back from past seasons narratives, allowing himself to focus on essential shapes and colors, hence carrying out his interpretation of modernity."
This collection exudes a feeling of ease and harmony underwritten by some kind of rawness, like the one expressed in a bold movement of a brush stroke of a modern painting.
Indeed emblematic for this season’s inspiration is a self engineered brush stroke print. As a leitmotiv the print can be found throughout the collection fully covering jersey neoprene bonded jackets and shorts as well as bird’s eye jacquard knit sweaters, and partially grazing necklines and sleeves.
The rawness of the initial brush stroke is mirrored in the texture of dyed fabrics and nubuck leathers, while lightweight wools, Japanese jerseys and nylon bestow the collection with a certain weightlessness. Summer wool coats magically appear tailored without losing their casual feel, and similarly Ponte knits and neoprene contribute their shaping abilities to an effortless exploration of new volumes and proportions.
The color palette includes bright pastel tones, such as lilac and beige on backgrounds of black, white, grey, navy and different shades of red. For this season Robert Geller has created a pair of sunglasses with LA-based eyewar brand Garrett Leight California Optical, featuring convertible reading glasses with mirrored lenses. His ongoing collaboration with New York based cult brand Common Projects continues this season with two styles of shoes: a slip-on with marble shark sole in black and gray suede and a derby with zipper closure in black patent and calf leather.”