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Studio Visit: Designer Robert Geller

We stopped by the CFDA award winner's work space to share what he loves most about menswear geeks, how he defines good design, and where (besides his house) he also feels at home.


You know those designers who seem to revel in fame and celebrity more than in their own work? Don't count German-born, American designer Robert Geller as one of them. In fact, he's more than happy to steer clear of mainstream fashion and quietly grow his business so that "just the right people know about me."

He's also very clear about how modern men should dress; his philosophy is about keeping things subtle and simple but smart. "You don't want to look like you took too long to get dressed, but you want to be the best-looking guy in the room."

Click "View Slideshow" to view our tour and interview with Geller.

—Katie Chang is a writer and shopkeeper based in Brooklyn. Follow her at @katieshewrote.

How did you get your start in menswear?
I thought I was I was going to be a fashion photographer. My dad is a photographer, so I grew up in the studio. I also assisted photographers for two years before college. When I went to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), I started as a photo major. But during the foundation year, you draw like crazy. I really threw myself into it, then switched my major to fashion design.

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