Most Americans think German fashion's nothing but black leotards and horrifying, codependent shoulder-monkeys. This might be true, but not in the case of Robert Geller's debut solo line, just fixing to hit shops.
Geller, a Hamburg-born RISD grad, has created a collection influenced by, among other things, French New Wave cinema -- movies you've never even gotten around to pretending you've seen. Regardless, the look's ideal for evenings on the town: classic, yet somehow morally bankrupt. The collection's shirts, pants, suits, and outerwear are all crafted from premium materials stitched together at Japan's foremost production facility not devoted to consumer electronics or Hello Kitty. To complete your ensemble, Geller's also offering shoes and accessories: belts, suspenders, and fedoras that people'll think make you look jaunty, until you knife them for their wallet and blow their cash buying Pernod for prostitutes.
In a nod to Sprockets, the collection is slim fitting, and the facial expressions worn by the website's models betray a precious existential angst -- a condition that arises when, despite your natty attire, no one shows any interest in touching your monkey.