Robert Geller 2017 CFDA Menswear Nominee
BY KENNETH RICHARD
With a dash of masculine romance mixed with a pinch of 80’s New Wave, Robert Geller has spent the last 10 years defining and sharing his unique point-of-view that earned him a 2017 CFDA Menswear Nomination. Other nominees include Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Tim Coppens, Thom Browne, and Todd Snyder.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, the Hamburg born designer, husband, father and recreational footballer has built a reputable business which attracted the investment of Japanese Onward Global Fashion (previous owners of the likes of Helmut Lang and Jean Paul Gaultier, and current Japanese distributors of Jil Sander and Rochas).
We asked the designer (along with fellow nominees) how he heard of his nomination.
I think that it is all about 2017. This is the year of positive change. It is about setting the direction for the next ten years.
Education | Rhode Island School of Design
Background | Interned for Marc Jacobs, Designer at Cloak
Year Started | 2007
Retailers | Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Totokaelo & Ron Herman
Previous Awards | 2011 CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear
Runway Photos | Imaxtree
Backstage Photos | Zach Ryan, Kieran Walsh, Myoungsoo Lee & Nina Low for The Impression