By Martina Kiridzija
Photos courtesy of Chromat
A show that never ceases to impress, Chromat fall/winter 2015 blew us away. “YAAAAS MAMA, WORK IT” were the words we heard while the collection beamed down the runway. Yes you heard it, beamed – there were lasers shooting out of some of the pieces. Models of all shapes and sizes displayed the lingerie collection filled with latex, laser-nippled fembots, and Swarovski crystal covered cages.
This season there was an inspiration from Martine Rothblatt, America’s highest paid female CEO – a transgender woman who launched the Terasem Movement (a transhumanist school of thought focused on the idea of uploading the mind for technological immortality). The designer’s muse even walked down the runway joining other recognizable people including one we adore – NYC based DJ/Artist Juliana Huxtable.
We saw thick, painted eyebrows, high and sleek latex covered ponytails and a lot of skin. According to the designers of Chromat, the materials used to create this collection are all simulations of biological materials to express how our world today focuses on garments function as artificial augmentation and enhancements of the human body.