With his best friend, designer Phillip Lim, in his place front row, Richard Chai Love kicked off with model Liu Wen taking to the runway in a long, striped menswear-inspired blazer paired with matching pants. The stripes continued, appearing on separates and one-pieces, each in a mix of grays and black. Monochrome loosely draped pants (including corduroy ones) were also featured prominently, along with soft knits, lightweight fabrics with painterly patterns, and cinched-at-the-waist outerwear and dresses.
Among the standout looks were loose-fitting jackets, belted at the waist, with hugely oversized pockets. Also oversized were the backpacks, which appeared almost luggage-like (I guess the trend is not going anywhere) and fanny pack-like belts, equally jumbo.