"And now Sir is ready to fall in love as soon as he pleases" - Death in Venice
Robert Geller’s Fall 2011 Menswear collection draws its inspiration from the “German Trilogy” of Luchino Visconti, Italian director of film, theatre, and opera. The themes of Visconti's art--dark, sensual luxury, urbane decadence, Romantic deviance--breathe a new maturity into Geller's work. He has grown up, but like the character of Gustav von Aschenbach in Visconti's Death in Venice, the wisdom of age still longs for the immortal potency of youth.
In each piece, Geller emphasizes rich texture and tailoring, using heavy knits, aged leather, and treated cotton to create an effect that can be simultaneously grunge and formal. His palette has aged and grayed, now shadowy and somber as old age itself. But this is not a line designed for the older, solemn gentleman, rather it is a spirited call to blur the line between the sophisticated experience of age, and the brash, lawlessness of youth.
ROBERT GELLER - Stefan Blazer in Charcoal
ROBERT GELLER - Marcel Shirt in Grey Stripe