Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Richard Chai has been getting quite a bit of buzz over the past few seasons, more recently for his appointment as creative director for the American heritage brand Filson. Even though Chai is most known for his street-ready grunge-tinged looks, the bespoke details and haberdashery that comes with a century-old brand was evident in this season’s Fall collection. The opening looks consisted of thick horizontal lines that played out on a smart pair of pants, blazers and dresses, but being tied into his youthful audience, he lightened things up as the show went on with romantic red florals, mottled tie dye and an ethnic-inspired Baja variegated stripes. The flowing printed pants, boxy blazers and tundra-ready coats are sure to be favorites with Chai’s growing legion of fans. —Shannon Davenport
Silhouette: Relaxed / Straight / Slouchy / Boxy
Color: Rosy reds / Blush / Charcoal grey / Ash / Obsidian / Camel / Plum / Oxblood / Cornflower blue / Navy / Olive green / Alabaster / Magenta
Key Items: Oversized blazer / Tapered trouser / Down bomber / Printed palazzo pant / Tailored wool coat / Pleated skirt / Colorblocked Sweater / Pieced top / Printed button-up shirt / Flak jacket
Materials: Wool / Cotton / Silk chiffon / Nylon / Velvet / Corduroy / Tweed / Merino
Print + Pattern: Mottled tie-dye / Variegated stripes / Thick graphic stripes / Winter florals
Details + Trim: Material blocking / Accordion pleats / Pouch patch cargo pockets / Low breaking lapel / Contrast placket
Accessories + Footwear: Patent Dr Marten boots / Leather belt / Scrunched knee socks
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