Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


Gustav von Aschenbach

Robert Geller didn't show his core line to the press; he opted for a see-now buy-now. Instead, he débuted Gustav von Aschenbach, a new line with a name borrowed from the main character in Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice" (both a favorite book, and then movie, of the designer's -more on this in a second). This new brainchild is Herr Geller's partial response to the proliferation -and wider acceptance- of fast fashion. Essentially, it is a tempering of his artier instincts into something more 'understandable', and more accessibly priced, to reach a 'broader public'. It's also partially an introspective exercise. Like the character in Venice, Robert Geller has also lately been reflecting on aging -and looking back. The clothes, subsequently, have a generally more timeworn, broken-in feel. That abovementioned public will still be stylistically inclined, though; there were outsized coats, away-from-the-body jackets and pants, all made from high-grade Japanese textiles, of varying widths and lengths (we like the slightly more fitted trousers best). The roster was cycled through a muted rainbow of dyes, starting at black and brightening to cadmium red and dusky sky blue. Lived-in slouchiness was key, and appealing. A vertically striped cardi-bomber hybrid, or big sleep-size tee-shirts, were direct in message and easy in application. Think : a piece of the Geller-verse, but opened up, literally. Let's see how this project unfolds -out of the gate, it's a solid start.

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