With his first men’s show, Richard Chai established a distinctive handwriting. Chai’s fresh blend of sharp tailoring and rugged style was equally perfect for city or country.
Reverse seams subtly highlighted the tailoring, and the designer’s placement of zippers as embellishment throughout the collection was masterfully controlled. The utilitarian cut of the trousers, with a slightly dropped crotch, also felt refreshingly masculine, especially when tucked into a heavy boot. Chai’s strong background in knitwear is demonstrated by sweaters with boiled wools, plaids in washed cotton, textured cashmere cardigans and long johns.