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.
The collection was a profoundly positive approach to a very turbulent time.
CHROMAT AW17 BUOYANCY RUNWAY
Credits: Producer: Christine McCharen-Tran; Front of House Production: John Pizzolato, Jessica Allen; Public Relations: International Playground; Production Management: Erin Kelly at IMG; 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; Jewelry: Bijules; Set Designer: Michael Potvin of Nitemind Creative; Inflatables: Klymit; 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; Models: 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, Liana Werner-Gray (Nutrition Expert, Natural Foods Chef and Best-Selling Author of "The Earth Diet", helping people nourish their body with wholesome foods).