Chromat AW17: Buoyancy Runway Review
For Autumn/Winter 2017, we took inspiration from life vests and floatation devices designed for extended survival in rough, open water. We collaborated with innovative outdoors company Klymit to design inflatable garments that aid with internal buoyancy and help the wearer stay afloat and protected.
"In the Chromat universe, everyone is invited to the party, and pieces with fashion-forward ingenuity and body-positivity go hand-in-hand. It’s a fashion message that others would be wise to get behind."
- Vogue Runway
"The collection was a profoundly positive approach to a very turbulent time."
"Skilled as she is already at designing punchy, wide-ranging swimwear for women of all sizes, she had not tackled outerwear until now; rest assured, the larger-than-life inflatable jackets were well worth the wait as she managed to marry outwear and swimwear in a positively uplifting collection."
- New York Magazine's The Cut
"We’re left feeling pretty damn good about Chromat's position at the helm of swimwear."
The Daily Beast
Producer: Christine McCharen-Tran
Front of House Production: John Pizzolato, Jessica Allen
Public Relations: International Playground
Sound: DJ HARAM
Performance: UNIIQU3 with dancers Deadly Dose and Blue
Casting Director: Gilleon Smith
Stylist: Edda Gudmun with Martin Tordby
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
Set Designer: Michael Potvin of Nitemind Creative
CEO: Becca McCharen-Tran
Creative: Ben Ritter
Technical: Ellen Krikorian
Production: Starr Williams-Doyle
Interns: Tolu Aremu, Lindsey Keck, Heather Stanko, Gabby Corya, Lily Simpson, Mylissa Shely
Leyna B at State, Denise Bidot at MUSE, Sabina Karlsson, Iskra and Victoria Gomez at JAG, Carmen Carrera at Elite, Aurel O and Maya Mones at Lorde Inc, Julia Otobo, Tina J at MSA, Monika at Nomad, Stacy Ann at Runways, Jaylynn Jackson at Society Row, Safara, Teng at St. Claire, Kalah at 28 Models, Hannah M at Surface, Hannah Paat at Wilhelmina, Priscilla at Wilhelmina Curve, Zu, Tabran at Americana, Cleopatra at Anomaly, Emerald at Click, Destiny at EI Models, L’ka, Keyeriah, Shinhae, Jessica M, Elliott, Jahmal Golden.
Special Thanks to MADE, Doc Martens, SOREL.
Backstage catering by Dig Inn and Liana Werner-Gray.
International Playground Showroom
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