2.21.2013

Chromat A/W13: SUPERSTRUCTURES


The Autumn/Winter 2013 Chromat Superstructures collection was inspired by parametric design and three-dimensional translations of mathematical equations such as hyperboloid structures. 

Chromat also studied the work of sixties futurist architects: Superstudio’s monolithic grid structures and Archigram’s dystopian visions for future cities. 






To see the whole collection, go to Chromatgarments.com/collection !

10.05.2012

chromat s/s 13: riot box

chromat spring/summer 2013 collection: riot box.
we are thrilled to present the new chromat spring/summer 2013 riot box collectioncomprised of 10 swimwear looks and 10 leather looks- the pieces were inspired by strong, fearless women and feminist punks like joan jett, pussy riot and the guerrilla girls.

this is the first time chromat has delved into leather- with exciting results! patent leather bustiers, smooth vegetable-leather riveted bras and perforated leather hot pants, as well as leather cages, bring the chromat structural foundations to a strong, luxurious new place.

the s/s13 swimwear collection expands on the wild success of the last chromat swim season and adds bold new colors and styles to the chromat girl's poolside repertoire! to see the whole collection in more detail, check out chromatgarments.com.

chromat s/s13: leather



chromat s/s13: swim
chromat s/s13: riot box

2.18.2012

chromat a/w 12 cool world




so excited to present the new a/w 12 cool world collection!
check out the details on chromatgarments.com!
the chromat autumn/winter 2012 cool world collection was inspired by exaggerated constructions of femininity in cartoons, female superheros and villains and distorted disney characters.

photo: lauren duques. models: allison harvard, auguste @ aim. hair: dakota heman. makeup: tiffany patton. asst: becky pieper.

1.24.2012

new winter chromat press!

in case you haven't been following the chromat facebook page, tumblr blog or twitter updates, heres a little press update just for you, lovely chromat blog reader.

chromat underwire bralette, side panniers, shoji necklace, phelps necklace, ring shoulders and asymmetrical dress shot by The Works of GL Wood, styled by Jenni Hensler for a really cool editorial in Bullett Magazine

chromat wing dress in antwerp-based attitude magazine

chromat ring shoulders and cross shirt, wrestler dress and white symmetrical cage in Fiasco Magazine, shot by shawn reinoehl, styled by stefanie cooper

happy winter! look out for the chromat aw12 collection to debut in the next few weeks! new york fashion week is just around the corner!!!

11.24.2011

chromat webshop is here!

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happy thanksgiving, americans!
the chromat webstore opened on black friday (thursday, november 24th) at midnight!
you can find all the above looks along with lots more in our new online shop!
above: underwire bralette, bamboo belt, kimono harness, samurai armor cage, crane shoulders and symmetrical full cage

photos by lauren duques @ splashlight studio, h&mu by dakota heman, model: shilah @ red.

11.13.2011

dakota metalepsis chromat partie

check out my friend and amazingly talented hair & makeup artist dakota heman in a chromat shoji corset and kanye crown with chains by metalepsis, shot by lauren duque

11.12.2011

do ho suh



i've been in love with the work of artist do ho suh for forever. when i moved into my first apartment in lynchburg, va in 2007, i spent the first 3 months sewing 5" thick walls with real crown molding, chair rails, toe kicks, jamb details and picture frames in homage to do ho suh's sewn apartments.

so it was an incredible experience to be able to see his work in person for the first time at the lehmann maupin gallery in chelsea a few weeks ago. the architect inside me geeked out at the detail of his constructions and i was in complete awe of the hand sewing that went into his work. he has built entire houses, even the tiniest tiny details- like the lettering on the electric shock labels that come on the cords of lamps- out of fabric and thread. its an impressive feat of craftsmanship.

11.11.2011

chromat fall press!

hello chromat lovers! its getting dark early here in new york; there was a crazy snowstorm the other weekend and yesterday i biked into the city wearing just t-shirt (well, and pants). i'm guessing this is fall?
in which case, i figured i should do a little recap with some highlights of what chromat has been getting into while the leaves have been working on their new color schemes.

its always summertime in la, with singer skylar grey wearing a chromat zipper cage in the november issue of details magazine!

chromat warm up collar and more shot by christopher hench and styled by donald hicks for fiasco magazine.

chromat halo collar and more in the new issue of blink magazine, shot by anna thiessen, styled by stacy armand!

singer keri hilson wore lots of fresh chromat on her european tour! here she is in paris wearing the chromat bamboo belt and shoji corset.

chromat warm up collar and underwire bralette in the sanke fall lookbook!

chromat bolt bra and studded halo in open lab magazine, shot by delwin kamara.

musician tim william in a custom chromat halo collar with cross performing at white noise!
lisa roolant interviewed me for a designer feature on the fashion engine fidoo. "Somewhere in between Jean-Paul Gaultier’s iconic couture collections and Marlies Dekkers’ designer lingerie, there’s Chromat : a cutting-edge structural design label that brings avant-garde fashion design to the surface."

also, happy halloween!
the cages stocked at patricia field's store on the bowery flew off the shelves this october, necessitating a quick re-stock so all the club kids, drag queens and divas could be ready for halloween. here's a reporter from the new york times workin some white chromat crane shoulders with patricia fields in a video the new york times style section did in anticipation of halloween 2k11!

chromat symmetrical cage in s magazine, shot by sebastian smith.

this fall has been great so far! for more images from the above highlights and for up-to-the-moment chromat news, check out chromat facebook and tumblr!

and now that it's gettin chilly, go on and cozy up near your computer because i'm excited to announce the entire chromat core cage collection will soon be available online! the chromat e-commerce store will open on thanksgiving night to kick off your holiday shopping spree. so start savin!