Designer Richard Chai's collection was one of our favorites from the Spring shows. Now that deliveries are being made, and the season is upon us, we thought to recap the collection that wooed us back in September. Chai, who worked under Marc Jacobs and label Tse (he turned Tse right around), launched his own collection back in 2004. He is known for his intricate details and special fabric choices. This Spring 08 Chai showed the kind of sporty silks that we love from designers like Calvin Klein, or on the more avant garde side of things, Helmut Lang. It is a wearable collection that would flatter women of all ages, potentially explaining why this year's collections were picked up by Bergdorf and the like. Our favorite aspect of the collection were the trousers. Right on point with this relaxed mid-section thing that's been sweeping through fashion, the trousers were mostly high-waisted, moved like water, and had a fold-over waistband that pulled in the look (reminding us the wearer has a waistline). Check out our video and gallery of the Spring 08 collection as well as links to Fall, below.
Richard Chai's Spring 08 Collection