Summary: Richard Chai decided not to play it safe this season as evidenced by his plaid burnout numbers and full-on galaxy suits. When he stuck to his now trademark slouchy slim pleated pants worn with either fitted jackets or furry parkas, he struck gold. Don't worry, the collection also included some dresses. The galaxy print crinkled chiffon draped dress was a standout. About his collection, he said he wanted to capture the spirit of joy.
Color Palette: umber, poppy, deep cerulean, evergold, pistachio, indigo, navy, charcoal, smoke, steel, noir
Fabrics & Textures: textured silk, silk wrinkled chiffon, wool silk sateen, silk/wool matalasse, brushed wool, wool viscose, mohair, cashmere, leather, plaid silk voile, Saga Furs Fox, pailletes, galaxy print, confetti print
Key Looks: umber silk crinkled chiffon asymmetric dress; navy textured silk pleated shoulder cutaway jacket with a silk crinkled chiffon pleated top and navy textured silk skinny pant; steel wool embossed trench with umber confetti printed pailletes asymmetric draped dress; cerulean/noir galaxy printed silk crinkled cgiffon draped dress with embroidered detail.
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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