NEW YORK, Sep 9, 2010 / FW/ — It was a nude statement at Richard Chai Spring Love 2011 collection. Sending nude nylon body stockings proposed as loose fitting trousers and tunics worn over bandeaus and walking shorts made perfect sense for days at the beach.

Mixing American functionality with European sensibilities, the collection has a very international feel. The clothes would be a natural fit in Capri, at the Hamptons, in Hawaii and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Still, the element that makes the collection standout is the sophisticated urban feel to it. Hip and young, there is also a touch of worldliness and thus it is also easy to imagine seeing this collection being worn dat the French Riviera.

Beautiful and highly covetable, this is another winning collection from Richard Chai.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week Spring 2011