The Hamburg-born Robert Geller went back to his roots, paying homage to the North Sea with a romantic spring collection.
Leaving past athletic references behind, the designer presented a more “chic aesthetic” with wind-blown clothes that were “airy” and showed movement. An assortment of fluid silk and nylon trenches, lightly constructed topcoats and flowy blouses — many of which were belted to look billowy — were among the highlights.
Knitted cummerbunds and rope ties married the sophisticated aesthetic with the sailing experience. The color palette also referenced the sea with its day-to-night evolution. Allover graphic prints referenced splashes of rain and adorned double-breasted blazers and matching pants. Contrasting the lightness of the collection were shorts, anoraks and accessories in Tyvek, an unrippable paper.
The elegant dandy that Geller has been hinting at in past seasons has come into his own for spring, and cements him as one of the most European-inspired designers working in America today.