New York-based womenswear designer Chris Gelinas challenges conventional approaches to design through a commitment to rigorous technical development and innovation, working to bridge the gap between pioneering techniques and the classic convention of luxury and femininity.Gelinas has been recognized for his innovative approach and attention to detail, selected as a U.S. finalist for the 2015 International Woolmark Prize and shortlisted as a finalist in the first LVMH Young Fashion Designers prize in 2014. His debut CG collection won the "MADE for Peroni Young Designer Award" in 2013.Gelinas graduated with a design degree from Parsons School of Design. He refined his technical skills at some of the industry's most acclaimed fashion houses, including Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, and as first assistant to Olivier Theyskens at Theyskens' Theory.Born in Canada, Gelinas spent much of his childhood abroad, where he learned to appreciate the aesthetic richness of diverse cultures and environments. This eye for detail fueled a fascination for clothing and construction, an affinity that matured by studying the work of his grandmother, a seamstress, and his grandfather, a woodworker and upholsterer.Gelinas is dedicated to a movement that supports local industry, creating and producing much of his collection in New York with the highest level of skill and craftsmanship.
|The Fashion Fund||CG 10 episodes, 2016||2014-01-22|