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Chromat: Let's Get Physical

The lights went dim and the crowd hushed as a row of white neon lights signaled Chromat‘s return to MADE Fashion Week. For the NYC-based design house (led by former architecture student Becca McCharen), a focus on structure and architectural fashion continued to drive the brand forward with its newest collection. A futurist perspective literally lit up the runway as the first model walked onto the runway sporting a glowing chestpiece fit for Iron Man with a touch less alcoholism—sorry Tony Stark. With a crowd of underground stylemakers including OITNB‘s Big Boo and DJ/artist/muse Juliana Huxtable in attendance, the crowd was ready to be wowed by Chromat’s latest creations and did not leave disappointed.

Walking to a soundtrack of fiery tracks punctuated by Little Dragon and Bjork, the ultra diverse cast of models walked the runway in monochromatic ensembles of shades of grey and the occasional pop of color accented by a striking touch of blue eyebrow shading, yellow-soled shoes, and severe makeup. The tone was one of sporty survivalism that left the models looking like a lineup of contestants for the next Hunger Games. Wire skirts and ultramodern tennis outfits were just a precursor to the true showstopping moment of the night. As the final models took their walk down the runway, a striking vision appeared in an outfit we can only describe as electric. Dressed in a static cape that jutted out in all directions with a (literally) pulsing energy, the final model lit up the runway with a dress that blurred the lines between technology and fashion—a marriage between McCharen’s relationship with Intel brought about by Musze. Chromat’s collection took light and energy as the guiding theme and came away with a collection that left the crowd truly electrified.

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Photography by Andrew Boyle, Mitchell McLennan, and Christine Hahn

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