Sandy Kim’s backstage adventures continue at Robert Geller’s Spring collection, where her honest, near-private lens captured the soft-faced gamins as they prepped for Geller’s show. The boys smoked, shaved their faces smooth and hung out in Morrissey shirts before being transformed by Geller’s 90’s-inspired silhouettes (if the ’90s had a stopover at, say, Casablanca).
Echos still remain of Geller’s typically dark vision, but loose shorts and airy scarves kept his a collection made for warm weather. His play with proportions–tight, cropped jackets, belts shaping tops, and those hats!–was breezy instead of extreme. The inspiration seemed two-fold, with one result turning out light linen, loose shorts and the kind of multi-cultural references that characterized ’90s style. The second Robert Geller man was distinctly more urban, with mesh layers or tight-fitting leather pants.
Yet, with a repeat of textures and a unified palette, the two vibes seemed cohesive. The neutral tones were broken up with mustard-yellow, which was a nice visual respite, giving a sense of play to the grays and tans. And on the topic of respite–though it was only day three, we don’t blame an ambushed model caught by Kim: at this point, a nap on a couch with a book between shows seems mighty tempting.