Robert Geller S/S 13
Robert Geller has always had a knack for finding the perfect cultural touchstone for inspiration season after season, with his Spring 2013 collection proving to be one of the most engaging. Pulling from the works of photographer Sarah Moon, Geller went past her famous fashion editorials to her dusky, eroded beach landscapes, looking for the heavier side of a scene better known for sun and sand. Using an appropriately dark palette of grays, blacks, and charcoals with touches of jewel tones thrown in, he sent out look after look of easy layers in loose fits. There was also plenty of neoprene, appearing as leggings and sleeves that made arms and legs look as if they had been covered in oil, as well as in more typical fashion as capes and vests, like Baptiste Radufe’s opening take on a sleeveless biker jacket. The accessories—hats with flipped up brims, striped socks, round sunglasses—added a distinct rocker edge that felt reminiscent of ’70s Berlin, as did the hair pulled back into severe tight rows. Our favorite piece was Max Rendell’s tri-combo blazer, a subtle work of color blocking in three slightly differing shades of violet with drawstring sleeves that was just the right combination of darkness and light.
Text: Jonathan Shia
Photos by Kirt Reynolds for models.com