I was there — I promised I would be. Poppy Delevigne, Lauren Santo Domingo, Karolina Kurkova, Phillip Lim, and key fashion players, were there. How exciting was the news about Richard Chai's lower-priced contemporary line for guys and gals? Today, I witnessed the women's collection and was completely impressed. Then, I remembered the price point of $50 to $425, and got straight up giddy.
Inspired by boys, the collection still preserved Chai's cool femininity. What I loved most: the jackets. Hooded parkas, cropped parkas, boyfriend blazers, tailed waistcoats, boyfriend shirts worn as jackets, army jackets, and long cardigans put my jacket collection to shame. Crisp fabrics like cotton, twill, cotton/poly, wrinkled rayon, and leather were completely Spring-ified. A fresh indigo crystal petal print broke up the neutrals, and embroidered pieces provided the perfect glam finale.
Funny, I had the perfect seat right at the front of the runway so I could witness Chai adjusting models right before they walked, sipping Diet Coke amidst the excitement. Richard Chai — I love you, man.
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