Christina Ricci
New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Richard Chai
New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Richard Chai

NEW YORK -- Richard Chai showed his fall 2013 men’s and women’s fall 2013 runway collections at the Lincoln Center tents on Thursday, the first day of New York Fashion Week. Inspiration: The designer seemed to be mining military motifs for many of his silhouettes, the world of men’s suiting for his fabrics and raiding a jewel box of gemstones to add pops of color to a palette based in brown, navy blue and olive drab. The look:  For women, military-inspired cropped jackets, skirts and pants in muted green plaids with black contrast piping details as well as some pieces with a more feminine feel – purple floral (or perhaps cloud) printed peplum dresses, sleeveless off-the-shoulder tops and...