Tales from the 70s inspired Robert Geller’s colour blooming collection.
Happily Ever After
A novel from 1973 entitled MOMO by German writer Michael End was Robert Geller’s guiding light for his Fall 2016 collection. In the story, Momo was a young homeless girl who has to fight off a group of evil, but well-dressed men in gray suits with a special power that she possesses. With the story gradually moving from a harrowing start to a much happier ending Geller opted to show his collection from dark to light.
The first group of looks was a blackout. Collarless double breasted blazers and loose fitting trousers all came in black. Turtlenecks in cream or gray were the only colors to make an appearance within the first several ensembles. It wasn’t until half way through the runway show that you saw a glimpse of real color when a brown poncho layered over a brown hoodie with matching slim fit pants and Chelsea boots walked out from backstage. Earth tone shades quickly made a change to brighter hues, and that introduced some of the best looks in the collection. The blue sleeveless hoodie, bomber jacket in magenta and the orange gauchos styled with the yellow shirt were all good looks. And while the cropped pant style may be a bit daring for some, more of his collection catered to the young luxury shoppers buying Yeezy Season 1 and Off White, and that for Robert Geller is a plus when it comes to his line sitting on department floor store.
Words: Nigel Isaiah