Photographer // Rebecca Naen
Stylist // Sophie Kenningham
Hair // Shukeel Murtaza
Make Up // Layla Mehmedagi using RMS Beauty
Model // Jasmine Lia @ Nevs
Photographer, Stylist & Hair stylist all represented by Frank Agency
pink blouse by roksanda
shorts by xiao li
flower from vv rouleaux
cream lace jumpsuit by lesley de frietas
scarf by rockins
fur coat by shrimps
dress by alice and olivia
top by bambah
white coat and dress by temperley
scarf by rockins
socks by american apparel
gazelles by addidas originals
pink beaded and feather dress by amanda wakely
floral maxi dress by needle and thread
fringed cartigan by tim ryan
pink blouse by pinko
PHOTOGRAPHER // ALEXANDER THOMPSON
FASHION EDITOR // JULES WOOD
MEN'S GROOMER // JAMIE HANSEN
MODEL // RILEY COLE @ MSA MODELS
FASHION CREDIT // WARDROBE BY ROBERT GELLER
Upon graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001, Robert Geller began his career in design. Entering into a trainee ship at Marc Jacobs in New York City, Robert assisted in the creation of four collections before leaving to join designer, Alexandre Plokhov to revamp New York based brand, Cloak; a menswear line that would win Robert and Alexandre the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award in 2003, followed by a Vogue / CFDA grant in 2004.
Following his re-crafting of Cloak, Robert launched his namesake collection, Robert Geller, during the Fall / Winter 2007 season. Four collections following, in February 2009, GQ Magazine named Robert as the winner of the “Best New Menswear Designer in America” award, an initiative established in collaboration with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
At this point, having established a cult following behind the brand, Robert introduced a new line alongside his Spring / Summer 2010 collection, Robert Geller Seconds, a cut and sew collection designed to be an elegant interpretation of classic athletic wear.
In July 2010, Robert was announced as a finalist for the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund prize, leading him to win the CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear in June 2011, recognizing him as not only an emerging talent, but part of the spirit of American fashion.
Robert Geller launched a denim collection in Spring Summer 2015, and continues to collaborate with interesting brands each season for accessories and shoes.
ROBERT GELLER SS17
For his SS17 collection Robert Geller continues emphasizing the importance of creativity: This time his focus shifts to the wild eighties in Berlin, where many young people were squatting in buildings waiting to be torn down by the city. Out of such fertile ground emerged an incredible art scene, that mostly recognizes itself in the first German speaking bands, the neue deutsche Welle, that brought us groups such as Blixa Bargeld’s Einstuerzende Neubauten, Palais Schaumberg, Nina Hagen and so many more. This scene was later referred to as “Geniale Dilettanten”, based on the title of a concert in 1981, that became synonymous with an epoch of artistic upraise: “Genius dilettants”, purposefully misspelled, reflects the youthful amateur spirit of these artists, who lauded experimentation and DYI, at the expense of virtuosity and know-how, putting their stamp on what would become one of the most influential periods of youth culture, an effervescence of music, record labels, magazines, and clubs.
The SS17 collection takes elements from this rather raw and provocative time, and brings refinement and sophistication to it, translating it into colorful leopard prints, loud stripes with neon accents, all brought back to the casual chic Robert Geller signature look. Revisiting and reinterpreting the “genius dilletants” desire for authenticity, self expression and experimentation, the collection sees a play on proportions, shapes and movement: extra large pants paired with narrow jackets, and oversize coats with cropped pants. Polaroid appliques are reminiscent of the DYI spirit and bags resemble record bags.
The sunglasses are Robert Gellers second collaboration with Garrett Leight, and the shoes are made in collaboration with Common Project featuring a leather velcro high tops and slip ons.
Select models were wearing the Casio G-Shock G-Steel watches throughout the show.
photographer Spencer Ostrander //
creative director Whitney Mercurio //
fashion director Jules Wood //
model Rose McGowan //
hair & makeup Jamie Hanson @ Artists Wilhelmina //
very special thanks to Derek Anderson
photo assistant Alex Ryerson
//ear cuff by Erickson Beamon
//finger ring by Erickson Beamon
//brooch by Erickson Beamon
//diamonds by Casa Reale
//shoes by ASKA
//black leather dress by Manokhi
//black dress with bow neckline by Madame Moje
//black dress with bow neckline by Madame Moje //diamonds by Casa Reale
//black dress by Johnny Was