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Eric Wilson on Richard Chai

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The NY Times has just launched a "fast fashion" feature on its marquee fashion blog, On the Runway, wherein Eric Wilson will file quick-turnover reviews online—rather than wait for the paper to hit stands the next day, read Wilson's thoughts online first. Today first endeavor was Richard Chai: "The designer carried on with the clean style he introduced in his fall collection, going even further for spring by dropping his signature prints and embroideries altogether. 'It’s just a cleaned-up, stripped-down aesthetic,' [Chai] said. His was a sportswear-focused show (see complete runway show), with several outfits made up of layered T-shirts, jackets with the sleeves rolled up, silk boxer shorts and leggings, some of them in breezy sheer nylon and most in colors that suggest the range of options you might find in the Kleenex aisle: 'blush,' 'nude,' 'chalk' and 'willow,' according to the program."