Chromat SS18 Ready-to-Wear
I first became familiar with Becca McCharen, Designer for Chromat back in 2015 while watching CFDA/Vogue fashion fund, she was one of the finalist. I instantly fell in love with her designs and everything she stood for. Becca has a background in architecture that she uses to translate an innovative and fresh approach to woman's fashion. What makes her stand out the most to me is the way she incorporates architecture and technology in her designs and makes it work. Chromat focuses on empowering women, the brand embraces all shapes and sizes through perfectly fit garments for every body. Some of her clients have been Beyonce, Madonna and Nicki Minaj just to name a few. Chromat's main goal is to bridge the worlds of technology and fashion, collaborationing with engineers, artists and scientists.
On September 8, 2017 I was super excited and honored to be an attendee to her show and view the new ready to wear SS18 collection. The Spring "Serenity” collection was all about “Feeling solid again, our energy has started to heat up,” she wrote, “Things are about to burst, new mind-sets are beginning to take shape.”
The collection consisted of two-piece neoprene bikinis, denim skirts and tops, ’90s sportswear-inspired crop tops, corsets and thigh-high one-pieces to cutouts and near-bust-baring styles. She added a streetwear vibe with her denim styles featuring jeans with large side slits and partially exposed back sides. She rounded it all out with kitschy bondage-inspired crystal-adorned plastic bras, garter belts and thongs.
Chromat's Spring/Summer 2018 collection embodied a message of self-care and body positivity. I wasnt surprised, I was thrilled to see her latest collection featured women of all shapes, sizes, and skin tones.
The show was epic and offered a cool vibe! A show that celebrates all beauty, all sizes, where everyone is included. Fashion pieces were young and edgy and relatable.
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