Richard Chai's Spring 2014 collection perfectly embraced the best trends for the new year when it debuted at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week yesterday. Built on a palette of black and white, pops of turquoise and orange accent the collection. Classic prep is given new flavor, making it relevant and just edgy enough for refined tastes. By taking familiar buttoned-up silhouettes and reinventing them using modern lines and draping, Chai presents looks for spring that are simultaneously elegant and cool. The girls are feminine, the boys masculine, and all with an air of being effortlessly chic.
Chai also successfully incorporated a lot of the latest trends into these looks. While layers have been ever-popular for Fall, we see them applied to warmer season with skirts over pants, oversized tailored jackets paired over dresses, and short sleeves over long. There are hints of metallics, asymmetrical lines, and even a crop-top or two.
Richard Chai Spring 2014 artfully encapsulates everything that Ready-to-Wear should be for 20 to 30-somethings; werable looks that are both sophisticated and fresh, playing on current culture and trends.