September 09, 2011 New York
But, despite hints here and there in a few pieces that followed, this wasn't a Bowie-ish collection through and through. It was too sporty for that, Geller being a longtime adherent of the long short; the baggy, pleated carrot trouser (here with a paper-bag waist); and the slub sweatshirt. The mesh tanks he introduced as layering pieces played up the theme.
It didn't feel Bowie, in other words, because it felt very Geller—a redux of recent successes. And perhaps it's a timely one, too. Geller carried off the CFDA's Swarovski Award for menswear this year, and Spring marks his tenth collection for his own label. What's next? That's the question. Look to those hats, though, and you begin to wonder whether Geller hasn't found a muse to carry him forward into a more tailored, more mature place. Don't you wonder sometimes 'bout sound and vision?