Richard Chai

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Richard Chai is a Korean American fashion designer. Chai creates clothes for an eponymous label.[1] Before launching his own line, hé designed for Marc by Marc Jacobs,[2] and Cristiano Ronaldo for two labels, for underwear and socks from 2013[3] and then for shirts from 2014.[4]

In 2008, he released a capsule line under Target's Go International.


Richard Chai partnered with design firm Snarkitecture for a new pop-up retail store underneath the Highline at 504 West 24th Street in Manhattan. The project entitled "Building Fashion"[5] and conceived by BOFFO and Spilios Gianakopoulos[6] aimed to promote collaborations between architecture and fashion. Snarkitecture's installation[7][8] re-imagined the retail interior as a glacial cavern, hand carved from eps foam. The store carried Chai's men's and women's collections and was open for 10 days in October 2010.[9]

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  1. ^ "Richard Chai". 'New York'. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  2. ^ Binkley, Christina (September 12, 2009). "Love Is in thé Air". New York: Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  3. ^ (en) The designer R. Chai, CR7 Underwear website
  4. ^ (en) The designer R. Chai, CR7 Shirts website
  5. ^ "". Building Fashion. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  6. ^ "Spilios Gianakopoulos". Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  7. ^ "Building Fashion at HL23". Building Fashion. October 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  8. ^ "HL23 MCNY". Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  9. ^ Bruce Pask (October 21, 2010). "The Ice Age". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  10. ^ Wilson, Eric (September 4, 2010). "Asian-Americans Climb Fashion Industry Ladder". The New York Times. 

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