Fashion: Robert Geller

Some quick inspirations for this summer: with his summer 2011 collection Robert Geller sticked to his German roots and found inspiration from the Berlin student movement of the 1960’s that sought to challenge the authoritarianism of the German governments and the hypocrisy of Western governments in general. The collection is an expression of contrasts: sharply cut blazers, leather jackets and jumpsuits added an aggressive element while loosely cut shorts and silky fabrics helped soften the collection’s tone. Various shades of reds, a colour that Geller introduced into his collection for the first time, spoke to the passion and courage that marked the era’s youth movement. Despite his new theme and inspiration, Geller stayed faithful to a few of his signature elements: impeccable tailoring, expert layering and an all-around messy-yet-pulled-togetherness that produces wardrobe staples with a rock ´n´ roll edge.