22 May 2010

The Other Side


Focusing on the catwalk shows alone, Robert Geller's work ostensibly transports you to a wonderfully dark world. Maroon velvets, purple pin stripes, chiffon rosettes and autumnal motifs all place his work within quite the gothic framework. However that singular image, as discussed many a time before, is aporetic in that the consumer, you or I, creates a new image through wear. I suppose there is the underlying assertion that with any given image, by highlighting certain aspects you inherently also highlight the opposite, or at least, highlight through absence.

In that respect I find this editorial fascinating in the way that the dark romanticism of Geller's work is placed within a light yet equally dreamy setting. The soft diffuse lighting works well against the worn, yet far from dreary, backdrops, which allows a different yet oddly familiar sense of the clothing to be portrayed. Just like I imagine Rick Owen's dark washed leather jackets in bright pastels, or Yohji Yamamoto's black suits in Comme des Garçons patterns, there is something nicely appropriate about such a setting for Geller's work. It is different, yes, but it fits.

Currently playing: Find Your Love - Drake

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29 comments:

  1. hello there! i thought i'd stop by and see how you've been doing. hope all is well. love your blog as always!

    ~blaqbird

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  2. Those are fantastic outfits. It looks like the perfect look for guys for spring.

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  3. I love the navy tank with the striped pants- super rad, strong look! Hope you're having a great weekend! xo, mel

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  4. androgyny at its finest


    http://pieinmypants.blogspot.com/

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  5. Awesome! Sorry I haven't been around lately----my life is on overdrive...have missed your blog!

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  6. i like! hmmm reminds me a bit of vampires though. he's so...pale. and good looking! love the jackets.

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  7. LOVE this spread!

    I've been behind on blogging--how have you been? Are you feeling better? I hope so!

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  8. Hey, haven't been around for a while. I really like the editorial, and your take on the Geller's work. your blog is always a visual delight, and a great read. Cheers!

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  9. He is very beautiful and the clothes are great!

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  10. I do like the contrast between the romantic and the dark as depicted here. It also doesn't lose focus of the clean lines and simplicity of the pieces. In the first few shots the model has a bit of the modern-age vampire look going on, but in a very subtle way.

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  11. He will pass if he'll audition for a vampire role... one fashionable vampire. :)

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  12. Great post. I quite enjoy checking out your blog. You do a fantastic job with it. I hope you've been having a wonderful week.

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  13. he has a very strong look, a great look in fact

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  14. you have exquisite taste. if i was nearer, i'd probably gaff your closet...
    xo s

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  15. That denim blazer is gorgeous!

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  16. Eek! I feel as if I haven't visited your blog in forever. :( I'm a bit sad about that...
    On the collections and pictures: I agree, it's a sort of juxtaposition of elements that instead of contrasting start to blend. Like coffee and cream perhaps?

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  17. beautiful clothes and such a beautiful model too x

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  18. these are absolutely stunning. wow i'm obsessed! cool blog!



    http://pieinmypants.blogspot.com/

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  19. haha i love how you say trousers. and thanks (:

    by the way, your second sentence on this post had me about drooling. hope all is well!

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  20. Hi DK! I agree with you and love the dark romanticism of these images as well. Great editorial to highlight!

    xo, becs

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  21. Cool pics! looks like he could do with a burger or two

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  24. God love his style. Really unique model.

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  25. Thanks so much for this article, quite useful piece of writing.

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