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Continuing coverage of New York Fashion Week, we take a look at Richard Chai for Original Penguin. The relationship between brand and designer kicks off with something of a teaser, just 8 pieces coming for Spring in anticipation of a full 25 piece collection for Autumn 2011. “Richard and Original Penguin share an aesthetic – smart, classic clothes with a touch of modern whimsy,” says Ann Payne, Creative Director of Original Penguin. “Richard is creating for us something totally new, while at the same time staying true to the roots of our heritage brand.”

Many more runway images and the full product discriptions of Richard Chai’s collection for Original Penguin after the jump.

Printed Cardigan:
Photoprint full button cardigan in Cotton/Modal jersey, self fabric covered buttons, rib placket and RC Penguin embroidered logo.

Print front Pieced Polo:
Cotton/Modal jersey photoprint piecing with solid jersey sleeves and collar, 2×2 rib gusset at armholes and covered button placket. RC Penguin embroidered logo at chest.

Tank Stripe Polo:
Drop armhole tank polo in cotton jersey Ombre stripe. RC Penguin embroidered logo at chest.

Zip neck Stripe Polo:
Cotton jersey Ombre stripe polo with solid jersey accents at collar, placket and sleeve hem. RC Penguin embroidered logo at chest.

Mineral Wash Studded Pique Cardigan:
Garment dye blended pique full button cardigan with gunmetal studded stripes.  Self fabric covered buttons. RC Penguin logo at hem.

Mineral Wash Studded Pique Tank:
Drop armhole tank in garment dye blended pique with gunmetal studded stripes.  RC Penguin embroidered logo at hem.

Mineral Wash Boxy Sleeveless Polo:
Garment dye blended pique box-shape polo. Flat knit collar and RC Penguin embroidery at chest.

Mineral Wash Tank Polo:
Drop armhole Tank Polo in garment dye blended pique.  Flat knit collar and RC Penguin embroidery at chest.

Zip Neck Pieced Long Sleeve Polo:
Blended jersey and 2×2 body rib color block pieced long sleeve polo. RC Penguin Embroidered logo on sleeve.

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