Richard Chai Spring 2013 RTW

Launch Slideshow

SHOW: Richard Chai, Spring 2013

THEME: Utilitarian edge with a delicate breezy touch

HAIR: Kevin Ryan for Aveda

MAKEUP: James Kaliardos for MAC

ACCESSORIES: Open-toe lace-up wedges

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: Richard Chai’s signature delicate utilitarian blend was present in this season’s collection of completely wearable warm weather attire.

Classic menswear-inspired hoodies, ponchos, parkas and cargo shorts were shown alongside flared miniskirts, silky sheer sheaths and brief crop tops with sexy cutout details for an added feminine appeal.

The color palette was a wash of whimsical hues from baby blue horizontal stripes to all-cream looks, watercolor violet and grey floral print patterns, while a finale of metallic, gold and sparkle added an extra hit of understated glamour.

From crop tops paired with high-waisted miniskirts and knee-length shorts worn with sheer, sparkle-embellished tops, the entire collection was fun, free and extremely functional.

FRONT ROW: Nick Cannon, Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller