Richard Chai always helps kick off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with a bang! This season brought the outerwear game up an notch with patterned cashmere chesterfield coats, various duvet parkas (one with a brilliant geometric camo pattern and another with fur collar), an elegant anorak pullovers, and a couple metallic coats. Chunky sweaters, oversized scarves, vertical stripe and plaid suiting separates, and graphic pullovers made up the rest of the collection that used smart and sporty layering.
I’m personally in my fourth season of covering NYFW and Richard’s was the first official fashion week show I got to see back when I was starting out back in 2013. So needless to say I was very excited to cover backstage this season as a journalist and blogger. See moments below with models such as Noma Han and Abiah Hostvedt, celeb visitors that included George Kotsiopoulos, Pete Wentz and model Miles McMillan, and of course Richard himself:
I couldn’t help but notice all the different trends that were present among the fall/winter 2014 collections, especially the ones you can use now as we close out winter and enter into spring. My favorite looks for each below:
Color Blocked Styling
One of the first big shows to start New York Fashion Week at the Lincoln Center’s tents, Richard Chai‘s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The show marked the debut of a collaboration between Chai and the leather goods brand, Andrew Marc, on a range of leather jackets and shoes.
Chai’s collection was inspired from soft geo shapes, and for the men’s wear, that translated to seersucker blazers, plaid and pleated shorts, oversized trousers and striped tops. There was a strong use of the essential black, white and blues, but the mustardy shade of cognac on a couple of looks stood out when they emerged.
See the entire men’s collection below,: