August 11, 2009
A glimpse of the individual pieces of Robert Geller’s Fall 2009 collection has gotten me longing for fall, especially now that it’s sweltering outside and a yoga session at an open-air room feels like hot yoga. Though I don’t see myself wearing every piece in the collection, I do think quite a number of them are very much inspired. As individual pieces, they succeed in evoking that dark, mischievous enigma that we associate with Robert Geller. My top picks:
The degrade shirt with built-in bowtie
This degrade shirt in purple + Malibu pink had already caught my eye the moment it stepped out the New York Fall 09 runway, it was probably my favorite piece in the collection. Seeing now that it’s got a built-in self-tie bowtie, I’m lusting for it even more intensely.
the same shirt in black and white, tied
The half-and-half shirt
Geller does a great job at doing dark and deranged with this identity crisis-afflicted top, which I much prefer in the more somber colorway.
I would have wanted to have my tailor do my version of this half-and-half shirt, but alas, it wouldn’t make it in time for my flight. (Unless, of course, I could stuff him in my suitcases and take him with me to Boston). Oh the print combinations I could think of! I’d also love to experiment by combining fabrics of different textures and drapes; I’m thinking heavy silk+sheer georgette, or oxford cotton+jersey.
The wide-waistband trousers
These wide-waistband cotton trousers give a nod to the cummerbund silhouette while still maintaining a relaxed feel. The single pleat on each leg is just right.
The furry-collar short jacket
This looks like the perfect fall jacket to throw on over basics. The curved placket, furry collar (Is it shearling? or astrakhan?), and antique brass buttons evoke a restrained opulence.
The big scarf
And lastly, a gracefully chunky oversize scarf for those days when you want to appear detached from the world but the truth is you’re saying “Look at me and my dramatically exaggerated neckwear!” And it keeps you warm, too!
It also comes in beige. Now isn’t this just dandy?
images from Leon