Robert Geller S/S 17

An American menswear mainstay, Robert Geller never let the ocean separate him from his native Germany. So this season, Geller brought Germany to New York. It was the eighties in Berlin and the Geniale Dilletanten, a nationalistic experimental art scene of squatters, musicians, magazines and nightclubs were stewing to become one of the most influential periods in youth culture, and the muse to a stellar collection.

As loud as the techno pulse of the soundtrack were the clothes. Polaroid appliques on everything from jackets to tops were mindful of the beauty in artistic upheaval. Leopard print,velvet,lime green and orange all had their place on the runway too. Large pants with narrow jackets; cropped pants with oversize coatsβ€”core elements tying the past to the present, and the present to a very stylish future.