Richard Chai Love
June 09, 2010 New York
This season, Chai—who nabbed the Swarovski Menswear statuette at Monday's CFDA Awards—carried over the ideas that made his grunge-inspired Fall collection so appealing to editors and buyers alike. "It's about an eclectic mix of proportion, textures, and layering," he said at his new Tribeca studio. A pencil skirt was shown over a gray maxi dress, while a khaki twill and satin utility coat was paired with a floor-sweeping black skirt. Other high points in the all-neutral parade included a sheer white jacquard dress with scarflike detail and a perfectly slouchy tailored pantsuit. In a phrase: more to Love.