Chic- Not a term usually associated with menswear. But, isn’t it possible for men to wear clothes that feel elegant and thoughtful. From skinny belts to leggings, Robert Geller challenged menswear to be more daring through his Fall 2014 collection. Geller’s collection showcased what the trendy man of the future would look like. This man isn’t afraid of knits nor shiny things. He certainly isn’t afraid of mixing stylistic choice. And, he most certainly has a voice when it comes to style. In fact, the styling is what keeps these pieces believable. While attending the show, I never questioned whether I could see a man wearing any of the clothes because as each look came down, I instantly saw the man who would wear them. In that way, Geller really hit the mark on creating a storyline and customer (characters).
Geller also hit the mark when it came to prints. His first look was a pair of black pants with multicolored stripes riding down the front. These paints are illustrious and sleek, setting the energy for the rest of the collection.
Texture was another big win for Geller. Watching the clothes move down the run way, there was a heighten temptation to want to touch them. The garments didn’t just live within themselves. The use of texture created an almost 3 dimensional feel, like things were popping out. So, the garments felt not only like they truly existed but were desirable as well.
Geller’s Fall 2014 collection demonstrates to men the way to be fashionable without ever feeling feminine. Chic. Daring. Desirable. These don’t have to be bad words in men’s fashion. In fact, they should be the adjectives designers hope they elicit from the press and fashion go-seers. Men’s fashion has yet a ways to go. Robert Geller pushes it in the right direction.