Chris Gelinas Spring ’14 collection recently debuted, impressively winning the Peroni Young Designer Award. Gelinas has an impressive resume, previously working for esteemed couture fashion houses such as Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schuler, before trying to make a name for himself. The collection itself plays with structure, while still remaining feminine. One of his standout pieces is a white-legged, almost-sheer white trouser; another featured piece was a floor-length floral shirt-dress.
Gelinas cited his inspiration for the collection as the idea of needing to be protected from the sun, so this collection doesn’t show much skin. However, it still manages to be fresh, flirty and feminine. Zippers, collars and strategically placed cut-outs are all staples of the collection. Definitely keep an eye out for Gelinas in the future; he could be a big name in the making.