"Dapper" is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of the Robert Geller Fall/Winter 2016 collection shown at NYFW. As male models strutted down the runway in sophisticated loafers carrying briefcases, wearing sophisticated gloves and showing off timeless watches, there was a definite sense that the collection took style cues from the 1940's.
The 1940's don't resurface on the catwalk as often as decades like the 1960's and I was pleasantly surprised with Geller's nod to the fashion of the 1940's. The looks felt far from outdated; instead, Geller created an essence of a 1940's futuristic gentleman with this collection. Icy blue-gray hair on about half the models contributed to the futuristic feeling of the collection.
Geller updated his 1940's-inspired looks by styling the looks in a monochromatic fashion. Geller employed a mix of darker neutral colors such as varying shades of dark navy, black, gray and brown with brighter colors such as fuchsia and yellow.
Additionally, he modernized the designs by incorporating leather texture into his collection as well as playing around with the turtleneck trend. Geller also subtly incorporated neutral prints into the collection.