NYFW: Mens Recap | Robert Geller Spring/Summer 2016

In a left-turn from the high-concept grittiness of previous seasons, Robert Geller envisioned a paradise – one spring day in Germany, where he hails from. Hamburg is the designer’s home city and he would vacation often in the countryside near the North Sea. The models at his show all wore etherial pieces which looked like an after-rain, sun-soaked, windy day – personified.

There were swirling doodle patterns that was printed and, remarkably, embroidered across loose dock shirts, billowy pants, papery bombers and fantastic coats. Geller seemed most taken with a graphic wave pattern, which showed up often throughout the collection. Large rope-tied bags, done in collaboration with Siwa in Japan, were on offer. Satin and Japanese complemented the theme of varying textures, which, meshed with inviting colors that alternated between sandy, navy and dusky. These are my favorite looks from the show.