Richard Chai’s new contemporary women’s line isn’t the only news to come out of the House of Chai for spring. The designer has partnered with Keds on a small men’s collection. “They’re such an iconic brand,” says Chai, a self-professed sneaker buff. “Initially, I just wanted to use their shoes for the show, but then the conversations started.”
Chai will offer a variety of high- and low-top styles from Madras canvas to charcoal gray leather, with edgy details such as zippers in lieu of laces. Prices for the shoes, which will hit stores in January, have yet to be determined. Chai is also working with Alexandre Birman on thong booties for his Richard Chai — Love footwear collection, although that collaboration is still solely runway-bound.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive