ROBERT GELLER NOMINATED FOR 2017 CFDA AWARDS
German native, New York based Menswear Designer ROBERT GELLER has been nominated for the 2017 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards in the category of Menswear Designer of the Year, competing against Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Todd Snyder, Tim Coppens and Thom Browne.
Robert Geller on the nomination:
“As I celebrate our 10 year anniversary, it is a great honor to be nominated for the Menswear Designer of the Year Award. Longevity is probably the most difficult thing to attain in the world of fashion and I’m humbled to be considered in such high praise by my peers. Additionally, to be nominated alongside one of my absolute idols in this industry seems so surreal.”
Upon graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001, Robert Geller began his career in design. Entering into a traineeship at Marc Jacobs in New York City, Robert Geller assisted in the creation of four collections before leaving to join designer, Alexandre Plokhov to revamp New York based brand, Cloak; a menswear line that would win Robert and Alexandre the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award in 2003, followed by a Vogue / CFDA grant in 2004.
Following his re-crafting of Cloak, Robert launched his namesake collection, Robert Geller, during the Fall / Winter 2007 season. Four collections following, in February 2009, GQ Magazine named Robert as the winner of the “Best New Menswear Designer in America” award, an initiative established in collaboration with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
At this point, having established a cult following behind the brand, Robert introduced a new line alongside his Spring / Summer 2010 collection, Robert Geller Seconds, a cut and sew collection designed to be an elegant interpretation of classic athletic wear.
In July 2010, Robert was announced as a finalist for the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund prize, leading him to win the CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear in June 2011, recognizing him as not only an emerging talent, but part of the spirit of American fashion.
Robert Geller also launched a denim collection in Spring Summer 2015, and continues to collaborate with interesting brands each season for accessories and shoes.