Richard Chai Love


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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