Another one from the New York S/S 2010 catwalks for you - we're still sifting through the collections that we fell for over the fashion weeks last month here at M.E...
Up today is the women's show from Richard Chai, which was an easy, breezy menswear-inspired affair with just enough femininity to steer it clear of complete tomboy territory. Which, when all added up, made for a very wearable collection indeed.
Wearable and accessible too; since Chai took the decision to show his new lower-priced line, named Richard Chai Love, in place of his high-end collection which is only available to view by appointment. It was a shrewd decision, particularly with the current economic climate, and what Love lacks on the price tags didn't show at all in terms of design detail.
Low-slung shorts, (we rather like the shimmery embellished pair) cute sundresses in azure print and loose fitting tanks were the mainstay of the range, with the odd silky jumpsuit thrown into the mix. A softly crumpled aesthetic ran throughout too, with gently tailored jackets smartening the slouch.
Body-con is all well and good, but can also be a bit high maintenance for warm weather. M.E. liked the versatility of these pieces - and the kinder price point make them all the more desireable.