Sunday, 13 September 2009
Fresh off the back of the collab with Levi's, Robert Gelller's 2010 S/S collection is looking hot!!
Layering is a Geller signature. Here, a leather waistcoat was laid over tiers of delicate cotton, and baggy shorts topped leggings (the grunge mosh-pit proportion that echoes Rick Owens). They reminded me of britches—more mid-nineteenth century than anything to do with our time (let alone German holidaymakers from the fifties). The same period feel was evoked by a striped top, with buttons covered in the same stripe. But that is, after all, the bizarre, elusive essence of a Robert Geller show. In the real world, his skins and washed-cotton jackets and drainpipe jeans have a direct punky/new-wave edge that keeps his fans faithful. On the catwalk, he dresses up those same clothes in such a way that they take on a poetic quality