Expanding boundaries with bungee cord designs and body types, Chromat’s Fall/Winter 2018 Collection continues as a progressive force within fashion. This season the “future forward bodywear” label laced the elastic straps through high waisted pants, scuba dresses and combat boots. One-piece swimsuits accented with mesh and cutouts as traditional bikinis were but select styles, alternatively paired with track pants and netted cover-ups. After all, orthodox never defined designer Becca McCharen-Tran.
Models broke the fourth wall by whipping their bungee cords, blowing kisses and snacking on Flaming Hot Cheetos. With the support of K Rizz’s final performance, the crowd responded with claps and cheers – applauding unconventional models while they walked. As Chromat continues to be recognized for a diversified runway, including models of different body types, skin colors and cultural identities the stigmas of swimwear will start to wash away. McCharen -Tran uses her platform as an embrace for every person. This is feminist fashion: advocating clothing for all women and empowering their spirits of expression. It is fashion worth celebrating.