For his fourth collection, Chris Gelinas thought about the “dignity in work” and the American Dream. Taking cues from tailored men’s suits and masculine conventions of the business set, he offered ladies quintessential pieces to succeed in the boardroom. An impeccable gray wool knee-length coat worn over a pink silk turtleneck and a lightweight wool, cropped pantsuit in gray plaid set the tone.

“I really thought about how women wore clothes and how busy they are,” Gelinas said. “It was important for me to understand my client and give her what she needs.” By the looks of it, she needs to play, too. Shift dresses in velvet Neoprene and flounce skirts paired with striped V-neck sweaters did that job pretty well.

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