• Text Lewis Firth
  • 15th July 2015

Sea-faring

Robert Geller has stripped back the grit present in his FW15 show and siphoned a familiar energy into lighter nuances this season. Taking cue from his upbringing in Hamburg, the focus was aimed particularly at seasonal weather from his childhood, with clear signposts marking Geller’s summery and nautical influences.

Sun-bleached fabrics were key – with the odd, slight sheen – achieved through enzyme-washes. Billowing sails were as similarly influential in Geller’s designs: knitted waistbands in neutral, earthy colours – looking like they were made of knots, the kind you’d tie a sail with – and shirts, jackets and shorts were enlarged and loose, left to move freely. All reflecting a sun-kissed, salt-water washed feeling.

But what aptly concluded the line-up were the interjections of worn-down, man-made fabrics – in a pair of shorts and an interesting, shoe-lace-fastened hoody patterned with a wave-inspired graphic – that gave the collection a contemporary, sea-faring finish.