Richard Chai Love
September 05, 2013 New York
The menswear emphasis, meanwhile, was on leather. That's a tricky material to advocate for Spring, but the weather is screwy everywhere and fashion's a global business now, so what the hell? Anyway, as of this season Chai has embarked on a collaboration with leather brand Andrew Marc, so lots of leather was a given. Boys will be snapping up the Andrew Marc x Richard Chai motorcycle jackets, which looked very snappy indeed—quite fitted, and just a bit unexpected in their proportions. The rest of the menswear was rather understated; Chai's most forceful silhouette proposition was a wide-leg pant, and his iterations looked credible. But for the most part the focus here was on materials, both the aforementioned leather and a handful of creatively messed-with, lightweight seersuckers. The Richard Chai man is ready for any kind of springtime weather.