Robert Geller Unveiled His Common Projects Collab and Attracted Guests Like Kanye West at His Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Robert Geller's Fall/Winter 2015 collection inspired by 1920s fencers is a slight departure for the typically minimalist designer.

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For his Fall/Winter 2015 collection, Robert Geller drew inspiration from two of history's greatest fencers from the 1920s—Aldo and Nedo Nadi​. Geller was apparently influenced enough by the two stylish athletes that he partially ditched his typically minimalist style in favor of bold vertical and horizontal stripes and patterns.

Geller told Vogue, "For a while I’ve been a little bit obsessed with fencing​," and his interest led him to Aldo and Nedo. The brothers won eight gold medals combined at the 1920 Olympics, but it was their personal style away from the game that impressed Geller. The designer created pleated trousers, exaggerated coats, and plush coats in orange, tan, and black all in the style of the fencers' fashions. And while Geller played with pattern more than he typically does, he couldn't resist working with the masters of minimalism Common Projects on a pair of black derbies with a strap over the laces. 

But we weren't the only ones impressed by the collection—Kanye West, who's worn the menswear label before, and Kim Kardashian attended the show.

Check out the collection below and wait for the collection to drop later this year.




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