The It Factor for Denver: You may initially look at this collection and wonder what could possibly work for you, but upon closer inspection, you’ll find versatile separates that can easily be worked into existing wardrobes. Look for key items like delicately pin-tucked silk tops, high-waisted ribbed palazzo pants, sheer T-shirts, bandeau tops, and structured blazers.
The Gist of It: Chai takes the layered grunge look from his fall 2010 collection and lightens up both the palette and the mood, while offering clothing that’s still urban and modern. Working in predominately warm neutrals, this sleek and sophisticated show focused on texture and movement, and had a cross-cultural feel emphasized by all the layering (something at which Chai is becoming a master). For example, dresses are layered over sheer nylon pants; bandeau tops are worn under sheer nylon T-shirts and topped by a vest or jacket; and even culottes are layered over sheer trousers.
Look for It At: A.line, 5375 Landmark Place, Suite 107, Greenwood Village, 303-773-8200
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