Who knew getting caged in was the best way to stand out?
CHROMAT is a brand that is clearly not for the faint of heart. The marriage of Victorian-era boning and avant-garde patterns are a combo that reminds me of The Fifth Element. LeeLoo would rock these in an End-of-the-World minute. (with or without Korben Dallas!)
Creator Becca McCharen uses her architectural background to draw up some sleek futuristic styles that have been worn on tour by Nicki Minaj, Madonna, and Queen Bey, just to name a few.
For her Mathletes collection, you can see the influence of all things sports-related, but I also get a big dose of “rocker-grunge girl lead vocalist that lives in New York and Tokyo” vibe permeating through those straps. (or maybe that’s just me?)
If you’re looking for some bold and edgy looks that you just KNOW you aren’t going to see on everyone else? All lines lead to CHROMAT.
Rick Owens went against every runway manual out there by not having a single professional model in his Spring 2014 show. His Paris RTW collection was highlighted by the fact that the females in his show weren’t just strolling — they were stepping down the catwalk.
If you went to an HBCU or are familiar with fraternities and sororities, Stepping is as common as the greek letters themselves. Just like the roots of traditional dancing, Stepping is used to convey raw feelings while simultaneously evoking emotion from the onlookers. Unlike Cheerleading (it’s sunshiny, happy-go-lucky cousin who has televised national competitions every year), Stepping is an art form that isn’t commonly known to the public. To fuse that distinct type of dance with a Parisian fashion show was a big risk (not to mention none of those powerful women were under a size 6) with an even bigger payoff; Now everyone around the world can be witness to a high profile fashion show that displays a different kind of “beauty”, one that exudes confidence, intensity and power. By having the focus on the go-against-the-grain experience (highlighted by the minimalist/Star Trek feel of the actual clothing) Rick Owens challenged the notion of conventional allure and put the art of stepping in the forefront. I, for one, can’t wait to see who follows suit.