May 29, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
New York: After a spring season full of laid back surfers, Richard Chai turned to a more refined man for F/W 11, while keeping that idiosyncratic ease for which he’s known. “Pajama chic” is how the designer described it after the show, and with long johns layered under shorts and piped PJ tops worn with fine-gauge cardigans, it was one of the coziest offerings of the week. Chai’s adroitness at subtle luxury, muted colors and proportion play made for desirable clothes that communicated a relaxed elegance.
Color: Black / Grey / Navy / Olive
Key Items: Pajama tops / Thermal pants / Cropped pea coat / Fine gauge cardigans / Elongated woven shirts / Moto jackets / Box plaid parkas / Variegated striped knits / Utility suits / Faded plaid shirts / Ribbed V-neck sweaters / Boat neck sweaters / Turtleneck knits
Materials: Wool-silk blends for suiting / Felted wool / Nylon / Jersey
Details + Trim: Buttoned funnel necks / Pieced fabrics / Epaulets / Exposed zippers / Color-blocking / Rounded shoulders
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