Known for his innovative use of materials and attention to detail, Chris Gelinas upheld his aesthetic through his CG SS16 collection, exploring the concept of the beauty and power of being vulnerable.

His chic Parisian silhouettes—leather neck scarves, plaid coats and cigarette pants, were infused with a dose of intentional exposure—slashed long tops and skirts that exposed hot pants underneath, as well as purposefully fallen shoulder straps on a casual dress.

Gelinas' femininely spring languid creations were printed with red and green poppy motifs, a crisp interpretation of something stereotypically fragile, inspired by the work of Irving Penn. There's a certain mod-ish sense of beauty with Gelinas' ever-so-feminine yet contemporary designs, worthy of a summer stroll in the middle of Jardin des Tuileries.