Robert Geller x Levi’s, Garance Doré x Gap
The fashion industry continues to roll out a seemingly unstoppable range of perfectly packaged collaborations. Robert Geller—the young menswear designer who helped found the now defunct Cloak—is teaming up with Levi’s. Meanwhile, street style photographer Garance Doré (The Sartorialist’s better half) who recently signed on to blog for French Vogue, is lending her sartorial expertise to GAP.
In honor of the retailer, GAP’s Patrick Robinson has enlisted Doré to curate an exhibition of her photos in GAP’s soon-to-debut London pop-up shop honoring the company’s 40th anniversary. She’ll play designer of sorts as well. “The 1969 Gap concept store opens on September 10 – for 19 days and 69 hours only. Expect exclusives from Pierre Hardy, Albertus Swanpoel and Pharell Williams; jeans in aid of charity for just £19.69; and Doré’s beautiful sketches popping up on T-shirts,” says Vogue UK.
As for Geller, while his timeless denim creations read classic Levi’s, there are plenty of idiosyncratic touches as well: “The 606 Super Slim jean from the line was developed from a Sixties model, while a chambray shirt was given a salt wash, and Geller’s signature armhole pleat was added. Military taping was applied to a denim work jacket’s sleeve placket, and a denim parka was given a swallowtail hem, another signature,” says Women’s Wear Daily. The wares hit Bloomingdale’s stores exclusively on September 9th, in conjunction with New York Fashion Week, which launches the very next day. Note: don’t expect diffusion line price points, as jeans will cost $275 and shirts will range from $195-$265. Nobody said timeless denim has to be cheap.
Photo: Carolina Palmgren.