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Structural Experiments for the Human Body

Chromat AW15 | MINDFILES

February 14 2015, 0 Comments
The Chromat Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection explores the transfer of human consciousness to new forms, utilizes artificial intelligence and expands the concepts of innovator Martine Rothblatt's post-human Mindfiles to envision an entirely (wo)man-made, synthetic world of bionic bodies.
In this world, garments function as artificial augmentation and enhancements of the human body. Chromat utilized 3D-printing technology as well as optical amplification through laser diodes to simulate synthetic neuron connections within the brain.

Photo by Kate Owen for i-D Magazine


“A Mindfile is the sum of saved digital reflections about you. All of the stored emails, chats, texts, IMs and blogs that you write are part of your Mindfile. All of the uploaded photos, slide shows and movies that involve you are part of your Mindfile. Your search histories, clicked selections and online purchases, if saved, are part of your Mindfile. Your digital life is your Mindfile.” 

You can now organize and preserve your own unique personality into digital Mindfiles to be imported into physical bots that embody your essential characteristics. 

If we can now re-create human consciousness, then we can equally synthesize new, augmented bodies to enhance our natural state.

The AW15 lingerie, garments and cages implements material biotechnology such as thermoplastic polyurethane, latex, leather coated in patent surfaces, synthetic hair and (wo)man-made Swarovski crystals to recreate natural phenomenon through chemical processes. 
Synthetic hair sculptures were created in collaboration with Icelandic sculptor Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, also known as Shoplifter, to investigate the symbolic nature of hair and it’s organic origins. Swarovski embellishments were developed in collaboration with designer Kerin Rose Gold of A-Morir Eyewear. Latex pieces developed in collaboration with designer Tableaux Vivants. 3D printed jewelry and laser ports were designed in collaboration with Metalepsis.
The AW15 Collection imagines a world where garments transcend biology through technology, augment the human body through chemically synthetic processes, and improve and enhance the natural process of the human body and physical environment. 

Photo by Kate Owen for i-D Magazine


AW15 Runway Show Credits:

Producer: Christine Tran at Witches of Bushwick
Production Management: Tiffany Norman at Prodject
Sound: HD
Casting Director: Gilleon Smith
Stylist: Edda Gudmun
Hair Lead: Amy Farid for Oribe Hair Care
Makeup Lead: Yadim for Maybelline New York
Manicurist: Eda Levenson for Cirque Colors
Technical Director: Rich Gershberg
Set Designer: Michael Potvin at Nitemind
Swarovski Embellishments: Kerin Rose Gold of A-Morir
Latex: Tableux Vivants for Chromat
Hair Sculptures: Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shoplifter & Edda Gudmun
Jewelry: Metalepsis for Chromat
3D Printing: Matt Foglia, Alessandro Ronfini, Charles Driza, William Watts
Chromat Senior Designer: Alyse Schriefer 
Chromat Studio Manager: Ben Ritter
Chromat Production: Kathryn Formoso
Chromat Interns: Coco Layne, Ellen Krikorian, Flora Murray, Carly Cantor, Jaclyn Corrado
Gisele Xtravaganza. Leyna Ramos. Isis King. Juliana Huxtable. Maluca. 

Denise, Jocelyn at Muse. Sabina at JAG. Inka at 360. Stacy, Alexandria at ADAM. Abigail, Karina, Irene at APM. Claudia at Click. Jiyoung at Fenton. Cecile at Frame. Sarucha at JEWELS. Piya, May at Major. Evelyn at Marilyn. Alex at Red. Noelle at St. Claire.

Thanks to MADE Fashion Week and Milk Studios for their generous support.


For press and buyer appointments, please contact:

International Playground Showroom 

Johnny Pizzolato & Virginia Craddock
463 Broome, New York, NY 10013

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