First Look at CG
Seeing Chris Gelinas’ SS15 collection was like looking at your grandma’s curio case full of China dolls, with every model lined up in a precise, orderly fashion. The room was silent except for the subtly churning cello music that made the entire event seem like a highly exclusive garden party. It was a collection that was a veritable world’s fair of influences, featuring everything from Native American inspired crop tops, Kabuki theatre dressing gowns, and a mash of Masai warrior-like patterns with Stepford wife realness. Highlights included a pantsuit that would make Bowie circa Ziggy Stardust swoon and select models with chrome-painted eyebrows that were the definition of fierce. Once the full troupe was on stage, all we could think was that we have to collect ’em all.