German fashion-forward curator, Robert Geller, comes back on the fourth season of NYFW: Men’s to showcase his sociopolitical fashion and celebrate 10-year of up-beat existence in the industry. The attendees were greeted by the unusual set-up of one-sided seating and rectangular projectors that display Geller’s masterpiece throughout the course of his career. Though his creative mind never fails to spark something new, the identity of his design remains: monochromatic look with a brush of joyful color.
This Autumn/Winter 2017, Geller brings the artistic side of a mask, which becomes the supreme of the show. During cold seasons, there is a pressing need to keep nasal cavities under a comfortable temperature, and it is a challenging task to find fashion in a bundled-up face. Geller’s masks are designed in a fashionable shape and lined with fancy stitches on the edge, which allow them to embrace the diverse curves of your face.
While the overall look of the collection sparks extreme masculinity, the viscose fabric and the striking colors of the pants bring the air of playfulness that makes the collection becomes far more fun to wear. Geller’s fascination has always been in the way he weds colors to a dark canvas of clothing and integrates motifs without being too overwhelming. If you take a look at our Spring/Summer 2017 coverage of Geller’s show, you will see a series of colorful pants along with unimaginable accessories on the belt loop.
Adopting the protest gear as an inspiration, the purple camouflage pair-up is the collection of the season that fulfills the fantasy of the themse. The color combination is not like the usual green/black camouflage we are tired of seeing in fast fashion outlets. While the transition between colors are obvious enough to assemble an artistic imagery, the merge between blue, purple, and pink-beige actually create an elegant merge without being patchy.