The Chromat Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection was influenced by and expands upon the concepts of Martine Rothblatt's post-human Mindfiles which anticipates an entirely (wo)man made, synthetic world of bionic prosthetics.
In this world, garments function as artificial augmentation and enhancements of the human body. The materials used to create the AW15 Collection are all simulations of biological materials: latex simulating skin, Swarovski simulating diamonds/gems, synthetic hair simulating organic hair, lasers simulating neuron firings inside the brain.
In our new COLLABORATORS series, we go behind the runway to highlight the creative geniuses who worked together to bring the new Chromat MINDFILES collection to life.
MEET CHROMAT'S COLLABORATORS: MICHAEL POTVIN AKA NITEMIND
Photos by Erez Avissar and Christopher Honeywell for Sustain + Release
Bionic Bodies LED Bra + Face Mask
Photo by Koury Angelo
The Chromat AW15 MINDFILES Livestream
LASERS ON THE RUNWAY
Potvin programed and wired a total of 15 green (532 nm) 5mW Class 2 Lasers for the collection.
The Chakra Laser Dress + Collar
Photos by Getty Images
Kate Owen for i-D Magazine
The Diode Laser Bra
Evan Schreiber for DAZED Magazine