According to his show notes, “a passion for science fiction” — specifically the films “Gattaca” and “Metropolis” — drove Marcel Marongiu’s spring collection for Guy Laroche. He tested thick, techy materials on hoodies and skirts with flared hemlines, and fiber-optic fringe that looked like gray eyelashes on dresses and utilitarian jumpsuits.

Though shapes such as trenches, bombers and bubble dresses were theoretically wearable, the experimental fabrics and clunky volumes fizzled. The best of the lot were tweaked classics — white shirts with gold buttons and black pants.

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