Chromat kept true to their aesthetic this season, creating a Spring/Summer 2018 collection inspired by the overall theme of serenity, including elements such as rocks, lava and volcanoes. To accompany the collection, Kien Hoang, Oribe Director of Training & Content, created two looks. The first, a naturally textured look where Kien and the Oribe Team enhanced each model’s curl pattern using a Marcel iron and pick comb, represented the essence of tranquility, while the second, a twisted, coiled style with braids front and center, symbolized pressure and eruption. (Courtesy of oribe.com)Read More
There’s a focus on artisanal and handcrafted happening right now, likely one of endless attempts to push away from the table of fast, homogenized fashion and step into something a little more individualized and exclusive. Koonhor was just one of the brands doing this with fringe, intricate prints, graphic and cotton tapestry tunics.
Proportions and silhouette were an important component of the presentation told in part by the Balenciaga-esque sculptural hats that shielded the heads of a few models. Silhouettes were loose with long sweeping sweatshirts and pleated skirts, turning the feminine figure into a column. Sleeveless asymmetrical vests, trench coats and leather pouches (the fringe was here as well) embedded the city and a sportiness into the collection, which was at its strongest with the aforementioned doodle graphic print in black and white.
Key Hair: Adam Livermore for Oribe Care Hair, Kien Hoang for Oribe Hare Care, Oribe Hair Care Team. Special Thanks to Talia Thomas of Oribe Hair Care
Photo by: NOWFASHION.COM
Inspired by the nomadic lifestyle of North Africa’s Berber tribes, Harare designer Caroline Fuss decorated recycled denimtunic dresses and textured cotton separates with multicolored graphic embroideries, handmade by local artisans in Guatemala. Injecting a subtle touch of glamour in the lineup, she embellished woven miniskirts, tops and gowns with fringe and metallic threads, offering a cool, young take on eveningwear.
Key Hair: Adam Livermore for Oribe Care Hair, Oribe Hare Care Team, Nathan Nguyen | Umbrella Salon
Photo by Courtesy Photo
DRAWING FROM BECCA MCCHAREN’S THEORETICAL BACKGROUND IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, CHROMAT FOCUSES ON STRUCTURAL EXPERIMENTS FOR THE HUMAN BODY.
CHROMAT BEGAN IN 2010 AS AN EXTENSION OF MCCHAREN’S DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE. HER CONTINUED INTEREST IN SCAFFOLDING, CITY MAPS, WEARABLE EXOSKELETONS AND THE INTRICACIES OF UNDERGARMENTS HAVE BEEN EXPLORED AS EACH NEW COLLECTION DEVELOPS.
CHROMAT SWIMWEAR, LINGERIE AND SIGNATURE ARCHITECTURAL CAGES ARE ALL MADE IN NEW YORK CITY.
Key Hair by Chuck Amos using Oribe Hair Care. Hair Kien Hoang, Christian Ceja, Louis Orozco, Adam Livermore for Oribe Hair Care. Special Thanks to Talia Thomas of Oribe Hair Care.
Photo by: Shoko Takayasu | Vogue Italia
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