>> The crowd was in a bit of a daze as the Richard Chai Love show got under way this morning at Lincoln Center, starting with strong suiting and flowing into looser maxi skirted looks finished off with socks peeping out of low, chunky-heeled ankle boots. The subdued feeling in the room was echoed by the collection's muted palette of greys, taupes, and moss greens; not until the model Charlotte Free — who, at 5'7", comes in a little shorter than your average catwalker — made her runway debut with her shock of pink hair did things really perk up. That's not to say that the pieces were ho-hum — a violet floral print-hemmed slip dress and paillette-ridden sheer tops ensured that they weren't. And Suvi Koponen bopped down the runway, closing in a near-perfect look of cozy sleeveless coat and long, flowing pleated maxi skirt.
Richard Chai Loves Layered Coats and Pleated Maxi Skirts for Fall 2011