Leaving his past athletic references behind, Robert Geller went pack to his roots envisioning a day in paradise for Spring Summer 2016. Born in Hamburg, Geller says he “wanted to re-create the mix of the sun and the wind” in his home country. Apparently it looks and feels different there, and judging by his designs, it must be a beautiful sight to see.
As every look seemingly floated down the runway, each more airy than the last, the audience saw movement and was able to fully take in the designer’s more chic aesthetic. This truly romantic collection included wind-blown fabrications like silk and nylon used to create looks that not only referenced the sea but also created a certain sophistication not previously seen from the designer’s past collections. Geller also used Tyvek,dubbed the “unrippable” fabric ( used in FedEx envelopes) and created a pair of really interesting board shorts.
The collection also included an assortment of jackets. From papery bombers, double breasted blazers, nylon trenches and duster coats, Geller left no stone unturned. Then, by belting a few of the looks, whether with rope ties or knitted cummerbunds, made them all the more chic. The color palette was the perfect choice given the theme, as many of the pieces were featured in either blue, black or earth tones. With separates like these paired with some of the coolest lids on the runway thus far, Geller has secured himself as not only a great American designer but one who presents his European inspiration with ease.