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Chromat SS16: Momentum

September 12 2015

 The Chromat Spring/Summer 2016: MOMENTUM Collection is inspired by the idea that clothing, like architecture, should respond and adapt to the wearer.

 

Chromat sportswear functions as an augmentation that empowers the body to be stronger, faster and perform at optimum levels.

We believe that clothing should be able to sense the wearer’s data sets - the heart rate, temperature, breathing patterns, stress - and the wearer's environment - temperature, air levels, GPS, social setting - and be able to adapt and respond accordingly.

Dinara in the Momentum Sports Bra

 

We have collaborated with the Intel Innovation team to create two responsive garments that transform based on the wearer’s body temperature, adrenaline and stress levels. The movement of the dress and sportswear are powered by the Intel® Curie™ Module, which allows the garments to customize their shape and adapt to the wearer’s environment. By serving as an extension of our sensory systems, the responsive garments reflect a concept known as biomimicry, where nature is used to solve complex human problems.

The Chromat Adrenaline Dress powered by Intel is composed of 3-D printed panels designed in collaboration with Francis Bitonti and an interlinked, expandable carbon fiber framework. When the garment senses adrenaline, the dress’s framework mimics the fight-or-flight mode and extends the wearer’s sensory system to form an imposing shape.

 

Chromat has also developed our first sportswear prototype built with Intel technology: the Chromat Aeros Sports Bra powered by Intel, inspired by wind, air and flight. The Chromat Aeros Sports Bra leverages shape memory alloy to open vents to cool down the body when it senses heat and sweat.  With integration of the Intel Curie module, the sports bra can intuitively respond to perspiration, respiration and body temperature. This responsive clothing enables the wearer to break through barriers such as overheating to achieve peak performance.

 

The Intel powered garments, along with the full collection of swim, sportswear and footwear, illustrate the potential of future integrations of fashion and technology. As we continue our exploration of optimized fashion and wearable technology, Chromat is focused on empowering the body by elevating the utility of clothing and accessories with intelligent capabilities. 

Watch the Chromat SS16 Momentum Runway Show 

 


 

SS16 Runway Show Credits

Producer: Christine Tran at Witches of Bushwick

Producer: Claire Fitzsimmons

Front of House Production: John Pizzolato, Jessica Allen

Public Relations: International Playground

Production Management: Tiffany Norman at Prodject

Sound: Joey Labeija

Casting Director: Gilleon Smith

Stylist: Edda Gudmun

Hair Lead: Amy Farid for Oribe Hair Care

Makeup Lead: Dominique for Maybelline New York

Manicurist: Eda Levenson for Cirque Colors

Set Designer: Ashton Blount & Michael Potvin for Nitemind

Technical Director: Rich Gershberg

Lighting: IMCD Lighting

Audio: ADI Worldwide

 

Intel Engineering Lead: Karolina Cengija

Intel Innovation Fellow: Lakshman Krishnamurthy

Intel Engineering Team: Shea Dillon, Gangadhar Donthu, Mourad Souag, James Farwell, Braxton Lathrop, Indulis Keksis, Paul Soldate and Cody Gabriel

 

3D Print Design: Francis Bitonti Studio

3D Printing: Voodoo Manufacturing

Bra Prototyping: Elizabeth LeMay at Studio 317

3D Body Scanning: Sketchfab

Livestream: Genpop.TV

 

Chromat Senior Designer: Alyse Schriefer

Chromat Staff: Ben Ritter, Kathryn Formoso, Coco Layne, Ellen Krikorian

Chromat Interns: Ella Chodos-Irvine, Jacob Seiferle-Valencia, Liz Heisler, Clementine Phillips

 

Models:

Alek Wek at IMG. Leyna Ramos. Alex at Red. Denise Bidot at Muse. Sabina at JAG.

Dinara, Gabriella, JP, Lays, Yuen at Major. Kelsey at Marilyn. Bruna, Denise, Fangda, Hilda, Jessica, Raschelle, Sigail at Muse. Courtney, Elizabeth, Jessica at One.

 

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

Thanks to Todd Harple, Brenda Lynch, Brian Krzanich, Danielle Brown, Sandra Lopez, Andrew Lutjens and the Intel Innovation team for collaborating on such a fun project!

Photos by Andy Boyle, Christine Hahn & Mitchell Mclennan for MADE.

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