October 03, 2015
We're thrilled to bring another cutting edge label to the pony stables. Hand made in New York, Becca McCharen's theoretical background in architecture and urban design informs her highly unique and structural aesthetic. This season introduces translucent looks utilising TPU, an eco-friendly alternative to rubber along with latex and other synthetic materials.
The collection is inspired by Martine Rothblatt, the highest paid female CEO in the USA who happens to also be transgender. Becca was struck by Rothblatt's creation of a 'mind file' of her wife, Bina, essentially Bina's complete digital history, "What just clicked in my head was if we can recreate the human consciousness, there’s nothing we can’t digitally or synthetically reproduce, so that inspired our whole palette." she has said.
Chromat has been worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Madonna, Nicki Minaj and, our fave, FKA twigs.
We love the level of social awareness that Becca brings to her work, such as in the casting of her latest runway show. Diversity, in terms of ethnicity, size and gender expression were front and centre "I’m so against all white, straight, skinny girl runways, that just doesn’t reflect my reality and who I am and who the Chromat woman is. And so for every season, we’ve been all about strong, powerful women."
Words after our own hearts. We're proud to bring you this fantastic label.
Shop Chromat Structural Experiments for the Human Body http://babylikestopony.com/collections/chromat
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