As always, Richard Chai bestie Phillip Lim was front row at the designer's Love show, which was arguably Chai's best to date.
Chai has taken his diffusion line in an increasingly fashion forward direction and it hasn't always panned out, but this season was a beautiful mix of sporty separates (many of which appeared tennis and scuba inspired) with barely-there sexy silhouettes. Particularly memorable were watercolor print bra tops/bra panels with chest area cutouts, which made for alluring tops and mini dresses. Loosely fitted blazers and sporty outerwear were also on point and, more surprsingly, the designer managed to give bedazzled-to-the-max separates and dresses, as well as a denim mini, high appeal.
Looks like a strong case for midriff dresses and sports bra tops as major trends for Spring 2013.