S/S 2015

Architecture was the key word for the Spring/Summer 2015 collection designed by Becca McCharen for the New York label Chromat. A former architect, the designer showed her powerful line at New York City’s Standard Hotel. The designs were all sexy, futuristic bondage with cage dresses, revealing bodysuits, gorgeous swimsuits and even face masks. The entire collection was stark black and white–very graphic, which was emphasized through her use of cut-outs. From close observation, the construction of the clothing looks beautifully crafted. This sci-fi vision was complemented by hairstyling genius Chuck Amos, giving the Chromat models clean topknots and cornrows. We loved how she closed the show with her space-age “bride” in an all-white cage dress and hat, just like the couture shows in Paris. It’s no wonder that pop stars like Beyonce, Madonna and Iggy Azalea all favor her high-tech creations. The future looks very bright for Chromat. Photography Alexander Thompson.