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Chromat SS17: HYPERWAVE Runway Review

September 10 2016, 0 Comments

The Chromat SS17: HYPERWAVE collection is inspired by the strength and power of professional female athletes like Serena Williams, Simone Manuel and flyboard world champion Gemma Weston, who push both their bodies and their sport to the extreme. 

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Chromat by MIC

"High-fashion, high-concept provocation. It struck the right note of wearable and edgy."
- Vogue Runway

“‪The backbone of Chromat’s design ethos has always been accessible custom-fit fashion for all sizes, with structure that scaffolds the body and empowers its wearer.
Bold and sassy swim and athleticwear in technical, high-compression, wicking- and heat-regulating fabrics. It was playful and loud."

"This season was proof that the brand's #ChromatSWIM line was a super savvy business move, with mesh and spandex bikinis, bodysuits, and zip-up racer tanks dominating the runway."
- i-D


"Chromat uses a gloriously diverse roster of models. It's always one of the most inclusive runways at NYFW (and Fashion Month, really).
This time around, the beautifully varied lineup included trans models (Carmen CarreraLeyna Bloom, and Maya Monès); T.S.S. survivor, amputee, and activist Lauren Wasser; and a range of non-straight-sized models, including Iskra Lawrence in her first-ever runway show."
- Refinery29

"Chromat is setting the standard for what diversity in fashion can really look like. 
The results? Cool as hell."
- Mic


See more coverage of the Chromat SS17 Runway Show:

Producer: Christine McCharen-Tran
Front of House Production: John Pizzolato, Jessica Allen
Public Relations: International Playground
Production Management: Tiffany Norman at Prodject
Sound: ABBY
Casting Director: Gilleon Smith
Stylist: Edda Gudmun, special thanks Martin Tordby and Brynja Skjaldardottir
Hair Lead: Jon Reyman for AVEDA
Makeup Lead: Fatima Thomas and the M∙A∙C PRO Team
Manicurist: Eda Levenson of Lady Fancy Nails for Floss Gloss
Jewelry: Chris Habana
Set Designer: Michael Potvin of Nitemind Creative
Technical Director: Rich Gershberg
Lighting: IMCD Lighting
Audio: ADI Worldwide
Movement: Mela Murder
3D Body Scanning: Bodylabs
3D Printing: Formlabs
Marketing Director: Ben Riter
Technical Design Director: Ellen Krikorian
Production Director: Sin Kim
Chromat Interns: Tolu Aremu, Lydia Weigel, Lindsey Keck, Hannah Grabowski, Heather Stanko, Gabby Corya
Carmen Carrera at Elite, Lauren Wasser at Ford, Denise Bidot at MUSE, Sabina Karlsson, Diana Veras, Iskra and Victoria Gomez at JAG, Yvonne at Wilhelmina Curve, Joli at 28 Models, Zu at Americana, Cleopatra at Anomaly, Meghan Takahashi and Juliana V at APM, Sarina Thai at Apple, Eleni at BMG, Ji Young and Sarah R at Fenton, Ja’Veonna G, Aurel O at Lorde Inc, Demi B at Mazza, Alecsa and Liga Liepina at MC2, Chen Yu and Tina J at MSA, Monika at Nomad, Shinhae Uyoon, Leyna B at State, Djenice at Wilhelmina, Maya.
Thanks to MADE Fashion Week and Milk Studios for their generous support. Thanks to Doc Martens and Reebok. Bag by AIP (CFDA/Vogue Fashion Funds's Americans In Paris) x Tumi Design Project. Special thanks to Alex Rose, Franz Gerhardter, Ruth Gruca, Diana Verdugo at Bodylabs, Jon Cilley at Formlabs, Valentine Uhovski and Pussykrew.
Go Backstage at the Chromat SS17: HYPERWAVE Runway Show >
Go Backstage at the Chromat SS17: HYPERWAVE Runway Show >
For press and buyer appointments, please contact:
International Playground Showroom
SALES: Virginia Craddock
PRESS: Johnny Pizzolato
1147 Broadway, 2nd fl, NYC 10001


Photo by Monica Schipper

As we delve deeper into #ChromatSWIM, we have focused on active water sports such as Olympic swimming, extreme surfing and deep diving. This collection is a celebration of the forces of water and forces of extreme nature.


Another form of extreme nature and ultimate power is the creation of human life. We have collaborated with dancer and choreographer Mela Murder to create original choreography inspired by the SS17 Hyperwave collection. Mela is pregnant, and is interpreting this utmost female power through the shape and movement of her body.


Mela’s choreography was bodyscanned by Bodylabs and is currently emerging live from the Formlabs 3D Printers. Formlabs is a specialized printing process, which utilizes laser technology to bond molecules of liquid into form – a sort of digital pregnancy.


We are interested in 3D Printing and additive manufacturing as one possibility for full customization of garments. We believe that in the future, everyone will have a bodyscan of themselves and will be able to download clothing files online, to be printed at home in custom sizing and prints. The accessibility of well-made fashion, the inclusiveness of custom fit for all body sizes and types is our ultimate goal.


Chromat sportswear functions as an augmentation that empowers the body to be stronger, faster and perform at optimum levels. The #ChromatSPORT pieces are all constructed in technical, high compression, wicking and heat regulating fabrics. We look at each garment as a tool to aid the wearer’s performance.


Photo by  Jason Lloyd Evans

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