Richard Chai is feeling a little blue — although quite wonderfully so. Aside from a few lilac and amber shades, Chai’s resort lineup kept to a palette of cool ocean hues: denim safari dresses, ombré eyelet pants and separates and dresses done in Sixties block patterns or a combo print of galaxies and florals. “It’s this idea of something that’s very classic — blue and white,” said Chai, “but somehow making it interesting.” That same approach held for the collection as a whole. Chai served up his feminine-meets-masculine staples — easy schoolboy jackets, crisp shirting and maxiskirts — to rumpled, laid-back effect. “I like clothes to feel they’ve been lived in,” he noted, adding that this resort season also gave him a little room for experimentation. To wit: Chai played with volume in full skirts and swingy trapeze dresses as well as the leg-baring, abbreviated hem.

Richard Chai is feeling a little blue — although quite wonderfully so. Aside from a few lilac and amber shades, Chai’s resort lineup kept to a palette of cool ocean hues: denim safari dresses, ombré eyelet pants and separates and dresses done in Sixties block patterns or a combo print of galaxies and florals. “It’s this idea of something that’s very classic — blue and white,” said Chai, “but somehow making it interesting.” That same approach held for the collection as a whole. Chai served up his feminine-meets-masculine staples — easy schoolboy jackets, crisp shirting and maxiskirts — to rumpled, laid-back effect. “I like clothes to feel they’ve been lived in,” he noted, adding that this resort season also gave him a little room for experimentation. To wit: Chai played with volume in full skirts and swingy trapeze dresses as well as the leg-baring, abbreviated hem.

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