Illustration: Hilton Dresden. Photos: Getty Images for Chromat
Chromat’s Spring 18 show this NYFW saw a diverse cast of models of all shapes, ages, races, gender identities, and sizes grace the runway, further cementing the brand as a leader in inclusive, socially-conscious (and impeccably designed) fashion.
Women walked the runway in swim and athleticwear that included denim crop tops, crystal-covered G-strings and gold, puffy foil sleeves. The feeling in the air was electric—each model seemed to trigger a response of overwhelming awe as she strutted the catwalk, while the gorgeous howling of Suzi Analogue composed an ethereal soundtrack over the whole scene. Upon each seat in the audience was placed a zine created in collaboration with Chromat’s mastermind, Becca McCharen-Tran, and her collection of influencer models.
Among those in the show were the gorgeous trans Filipino model Leyna Bloom, who opened the show, and Maya Monès, pictured above, who closed the show in a shiny golden skirt-dress.
The show was a glorious representation of Chromat’s ability to update their designs in subtle yet eternally fresh and forward-thinking ways. Enjoy some of our favorite looks in this article, and head here to check out the full show.