Richard Chai Love: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S 2012 ~ I Heart Heels

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Richard Chai Love: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S 2012

One of my most-anticipated-shows was Richard Chai Love on Thursday, and whoa, was it something (still can't get that catchy runway music outta my head..."from L.A. to Amsterdam..."). Models burst down an ice blue runway in candy colors of melon, berry, yellow, plum, orange and royal blue. And they were mixed so very smartly. One of my favs is the way the "ocean blue" cotton batiste baby iris-printed Hawaiian shirt (with a smoke/plum tank underneath, to boot) is paired with jade green coated cotton drill skinny jeans. And a khaki safari jacket worn with a pair of orange shorts is actually layered with a matching orange A-line dress in between. Who would have thought, right? Richard Chai did.

Cuffed shorts with over-sized tees. Superfine cowl neck sweaters with rose-printed flared pants. Tons of jackets - from funnel-necks styles to blazers and bombers (in army green, natch). But, the one piece that stood out from the rest was the "chalk" lyocell asymmetric A-line shift dress adorned with Swarovski Elements pearl beading. A gorgeous sight on the runway - and for those not quite ready to embrace all of the colorful hues. (It really was colorful...even models strutted down with lips of purple or blue to match the outfit.) Highly anticipated it was, and it didn't let me down. It's safe to say I "loved" Richard Chai.

P.S. I found the "fake skirt" over the navy pantsuit at the bottom rather amusing - how fun, right?! Looks like the blazer/trouser and blazer/cuffed short combos aren't going away for spring/summer...

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