Robert Geller, wunderkind.

January 3, 2008
Native German Robert Geller‘s experience, gained from his considerable involvement in the production of many a Marc Jacobs collection, as well as his aiding in the turn-around of Cloak, is evident in his solo work. A dab hand when it comes to the intricacies of colour-use, Geller has injected his SS 08 menswear offering with daring acidic shades. And, despite the death of nu-rave and confounded malarkey pertinent to it, these hues still appeal, most probably because neons are not for SS 07 but for life, do remember.

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A noticeable, somewhat Berliner sensibility runs throughout the pieces, arising from the palette – one, predominantly, of stony greys and the odd creamy confection. The stream of boyish waifs sporting flat-ironed dos and boho-ish cuts display the clothing in the most appropriate light; clean and sparing.

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Although I can’t but detest the preppy “Oceanside” slogan plastered across a garment here and there I also can’t suppress the urge to flurry about in praise of this particular jacket…

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Geller has also designed for women – see Harland, it won’t disappoint, and his menswear is stocked in several stores across the USA and Canada including Odin, Blackbird, Stel’s and Scout. Us European folk – as far as I’m aware – must simply employ that virtue, patience.

Images from Men’s Style

  • Kat January 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I love that dark blue shirt with the bow. That stone coloured suit and pale blue shirt is really stylish.

  • susie_bubble January 3, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I really love the colour palette he has used…not a designer I’m familiar with so thanks for the heads up!

  • MR style January 3, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    there is somethin really lanvin !! it reminds me some of elbaz designs

  • Dustcakeboy January 3, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Glad you appreciate the talent.DCB.

  • Thomas January 4, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Not sure about the break in those pants…is it called the break? If I’m going to keep pretending to know something about clothes I’m going to need a garment dictionary.

  • Dustcakeboy January 4, 2008 at 9:45 am

    ^ Haha, same! DCB.

  • Lluviaschick January 4, 2008 at 10:46 am

    love the first outfit! sometimes I get more inspiration in male outfits than in female outfits. simply adore the jacket

  • riz January 5, 2008 at 2:03 am

    DCB – you have a wonderful eye…I too love Robert Geller. He was one of the few men’s designers I reviewed suring fashion week. you are interested…Thomas I think I <3 you! I too need a dictionary…

  • Lynn & Horst January 5, 2008 at 11:51 am

    i love him!and no3 is just great!

  • Stylesalvage Steve January 6, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    The first suit is quite perfect. I want something very similar! A garment dictionary would be most helpful. Who wants to help me compile a male eqivilant to this…

  • Dustcakeboy January 6, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I’m game!DCB.

  • Natyashenka January 22, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Martin is just too cute!