spring collections: richard chai love, new york
by Jeremy Danté
progressively, i’ve grown to develop a certain expectation of richard chai & his collections each season. while this season’s collection draws you in, it also makes you question how one would define womenswear. oversized pants in iridescent neutrals are shown alongside watered down navy tones as layering appears to be a signature for chai. while i find myself much more inspired by chai’s menswear collections, he continues to steadily develop his own lane in terms of fashion design & defined styled. a great model cast this season, including: hanne gaby odiele, the incredible joan smalls, sigrid agren & jac jagaciak in closing. overall, im still on the fence with this one. perhaps editorial concepts & campaigns will be able to clarify my sense of understanding of chai’s summer/spring vision. a challenge of defined style & feminine perception.