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Suk Chai's expertise ranges from production to color theory. She has keen instinctual ideas about colorways, and she knows how to render them in wool, leather, cashmere, and silk. Schai image by Josie Simonet; styling by Clarissa Holmes. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: SMG Models.
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Schai image by Josie Simonet; styling by Clarissa Holmes. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: SMG Models.
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Chai's collection, for fall 2014, is about wide shapes and structural jackets. Schai image by Josie Simonet; styling by Clarissa Holmes. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: SMG Models.
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It's a new kind of femininity, one embraced by our laid-back lifestyle and the world's top designers—from the house of Balenciaga to New York's hit kid, Alexander Wang. Schai image by Josie Simonet; styling by Clarissa Holmes. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: SMG Models.
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As a womenswear designer for 14 years at Nordstrom, Chai wokred closely with trend forecasters and retail experts. She knows what works for customers, and what's going to work next. Schai image by Josie Simonet; styling by Clarissa Holmes. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: SMG Models.
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Schai image by Josie Simonet; styling by Clarissa Holmes. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: SMG Models.
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Balancing the bold shapes are body-skimming silhouettes and skinny leather trousers. Schai image by Jessica Carter; styling by Michelle Andrews. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: Katie Joy Blanksma.
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And colors that quietly insist on making the most lady-like fashioneer right at home. Schai image by Jessica Carter; styling by Michelle Andrews. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: Katie Joy Blanksma.
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Chai was trained at FIT in 1990s New York, where she honed an appreciation for European fashion. Her aesthetic isn't defined by the Northwest or by Paris aeteliers but somewhere quite beautifully in-between. Schai image by Jessica Carter; styling by Michelle Andrews. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: Katie Joy Blanksma.
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One of Chai's standout skills is jacket tailoring, and in Seattle we are all but defined by our coats and jackets. Schai image by Jessica Carter; styling by Michelle Andrews. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: Katie Joy Blanksma.
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Many New York designers showed a mix of earthy wine tones mixed with pastels for fall 2014, proving that Chai is in line with the trends—or perhaps ahead of them. Schai image by Jessica Carter; styling by Michelle Andrews. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: Katie Joy Blanksma.
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Schai image by Jessica Carter; styling by Michelle Andrews. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: Katie Joy Blanksma.
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Schai image by Jessica Carter; styling by Michelle Andrews. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: Katie Joy Blanksma.
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We'll continue tracking Chai's success and updating you on this important local designer's global progress. Schai image by Jessica Carter; styling by Michelle Andrews. Hair and makeup by Jamyrlyn Mallory. Model: Katie Joy Blanksma.
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