Originally Posted by the shah
^ i'm not ! just that sweater
no i'm genuinely curious why you all enjoy his stuff. fabrics ? can't be--there are 1500 better designers for that. fit ? pants are retarded-looking (though comfy). ingenuity ? impossible. colors? limited. price point ? plausible. easily worked into existing wardrobes ? would ruin the challenge and creativity. mmm replica replicas ? i don't know who ever bought any. alwaysnever ? the guy is illiterate at best and worked for geller. romantic european in nyc ? my stuff is made in japan.
tell me. i need
to know !
Simple, I like the way it looks (including the colors, the fabrics, the cuts, etc.) There is some truth to the points you make—mmm replica replicas have always kinda mystified me, for example. On the other hand, I don't think it matters where his stuff is produced; that Thom Browne has stuff made in Japan doesn't make his designs any less American. But in the end it's about personal preference, and there is no way to change an emotional reaction with logic. If you want me to examine it in more depth and get all psychological, I think part of that preference comes from the way Geller draws on imagery and art that has always appealed to me—dark, slightly gothy stuff that can be both austere and sentimental. I listen to a lot of classical music and old punk and post-punk sort of stuff; Geller's work fits right alongside both, despite the fact that they're very different. The feeling of nostalgia and romance in his work reminds me of the nostalgia and romance in some of the art I really like. That point of view, whatever you want to call it, he captures quite well. Also, to some degree, I like it because it is
accessible in a way that something like Ann D. is not, both in terms of design and price. It's nice to be able to occasionally buy some of the stuff without having to scour Yoox for leftovers.