Chromat collaborated with Klymit to design inflatable garments that would help the wearer stay afloat and protected. The results were amazing.
They took inspiration from life vests and floatation devices designed for extended survival in rough, open water. Perhaps, it was a nod to our current political climate—especially as models marched down the runway to a song which contained the lyrics “Fuck Donald Trump.”
In the show notes, Chromat wrote: “There is a feeling of paranoia, the end of truth and the dawning of a new era of persecution of the other.” In defense of “the other,” Chromat featured plus-sized models and a transgender model, with a rainbow of races represented.
Check out some more of their innovative and structural designs below:
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Cover image by Ruthie Darling for Bushwick Daily.