Grunge is a Go: Richard Chai Features the 90s for Spring 2012


By: Samantha

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Blazers. Plaid. Baggy Pants. Florals. We loved them in the 90s and Richard Chai is bringing them to 2012. The up and coming New York designer has revamped some of the familiar trends we flaunted two decades ago and unveiled them to the public during New York’s Fashion Week on Thursday, September 8th.

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Chai was predominantly a menswear designer until he launched his latest line, Richard Chai- LOVE, in 2009 for women. The line debuts characteristics similar to the themes of his menswear styles, including clean lines and architectural suits. The outfits have been well received by audiences and critics alike.

(Marios Schwab)

Chai joins fellow designer Phillip Lim, who has also previewed grunge-inspired trends in his newest lines, and Marios Schwab, who has taken to reinvigorating the baby doll dresses Alicia Silverstone made us love in Clueless. I have a feeling that the 90s will fall right back into our closets just as easily as Teen Nick fell right back onto our television screens.

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