Robert Geller | New York Fashion Week: Men’s
Goethe’s real-life romantic infatuation was the inspiration for Thomas Mann’s curious novella, Death in Venice: a story of aging, humiliation, and (many would say, inappropriate) obsession.
It’s not easy to draw the connection between Robert Geller’s latest collection and Gustav von Aschenbach, the main character in the novella: a man in his early fifties who seems to have a difficult time separating reality from fantasy. (I do think we can all identify with the fear of age that underpins the narrative, especially since our culture now trains people to fear their age beginning at 24 or so.) Fortunately, Geller’s collection is strong enough to exist without the trope.
At any rate, enjoy the photos of the collection presented at last week’s NYFW: Men’s, below.
Robert Geller | NYFW: Men’s
“Separate from the ROBERT GELLER brand yet distilling the designers signature, GUSTAV VON ASCHENBACH begins with his fondness of new shapes and his exploration of color to create an entirely new collection: one that feels pure and minimal yet also warm and comforting.
“Color constitutes an integral part of the designer’s vocabulary. This season features cadmium red, ochre, concrete green, topaz, and black. These five colors were chosen for the mood they evoke and the way they interact with one another. When worn together they achieve balance and harmony, much like the paintings of Joseph Albers.
“The silhouettes strive toward purity: rounded shapes, oversized coats, boxy jackets, and roomy wide legged pants contemplate the space between fabric and the body, maximum comfort and ease, and result in a wardrobe that is modern and approachable.
“Comfort emanates from the Japanese textiles used throughout. These fabrics achieve a lightness and ease that is central to the collection. A familiar, worn-in feeling is found through washing and dying these garments. Collection textiles include Japanese linens and linen blends, washed cottons and a cotton-nylon blend. Robert Geller has created a collection that is easy to care for and easy to wear.”