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Richard Chai

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LANGUID LAYERING 

Richard Chai accomplished what many American designers often seek: taking directional cues from his European counterparts and interpreting them in a more wearable way. For S/S 10, he took this season’s idea of tailored layering and styled it in a way that suggested modernized grunge. A charcoal shorts suit got new life with an elongated tonal grey cardigan and darker grey leggings layered beneath. A subtle beige windowpane was one of the only patterns used, showing up on shorts, knits and anoraks. Mismatched stripes and plaids were layered in harmony with generously cut pants, creating an intriguing contrast of pattern and silhouette.

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