ROBERT GELLER | FALL / WINTER 2012
Layering, length and hats. Three little words which pretty much sum up the entirety of Robert Geller’s Fall / Winter 2012 offering. Words which incidentally could also be used to describe his Spring / Summer 2012 collection. For Robert Geller, there is clearly an overriding theme for men’s fashion.
Building on the foundations of the Spring / Summer 2012 collection, Fall / Winter comes with a nod to the quintessential ‘English Gentleman’. More structured than the previous season, this collection has an altogether more polished feel with a very modern touch – as Geller breathes a little urban life into a country manor context.
Length and layers were, as ever, mixed in what can only be described as a very well thought out mishmash of styles, silhouettes and ideas. Trousers retained their usual lengths – grazing the ankle or grazing the calf in Geller’s delightful take on the country gentleman’s breeches, which even came in an eye-popping orange as well as grey shades in thicker wools. Long, loosely fitting satin coats peeked out from under more finely tailored two-tone, colour-blocked blazers, chunky-knits, or that simply inspired short cape.
Splashes of orange and a vibrant pastel shade of yellow lifted the dark and khaki based tones of the collection, whilst some of the summer’s key pieces found their way in there too. Those mesh vests could be spied amongst the various layers, that short sleeved box-hoody also made an appearance and, of course, each look was finished with the hats – be it flat caps or those slightly slouchy fedoras we saw last season.
- Laura Peebles