Chris Gelinas took a literal sartorial journey for spring, starting with looks that read conformity — think workwear uniforms — to more fanciful, feminine numbers. While the two had little in common, they each had their own appeal. He opened with a strict white compact cotton shirt with no shoulder seams, teamed with a flounce skirt in the same techno fabric, a look that was clinical, if modern. The designer’s use of prints for draped numbers made a strong counterpoint, especially the flag-pattern silk-twill overlay for a silk-georgette tank top, which was shown with an asymmetric wrap skirt in a matching print. The common thread: Gelinas’ use of innovative fabrics, which sets him apart from many of his peers.

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