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    Chromat Celebrates 10 Years Empowering A Sustainable And Inclusive Future For Fashion
    Swimwear brand Chromat was founded in 2010 by Becca McCharen-Tran. She had a background in architecture, so the collections explore the intersection of architecture, fashion, and technology, producing garments that enhance the body through innovative design and…[Read more]

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    Chromat Celebrates 10 Years Empowering A Sustainable And Inclusive Future For Fashion Swimwear brand Chromat was founded in 2010 by Becca McCharen-Tran. She had a background in architecture, so the collections explore the intersection of architecture, fashion, and technology, producing garments that enhance the body through innovative design and cutting-edge technical fabrics. Chromat is designed by a diverse team of creative collaborators ranging from artists to scientists to choreographers. Chromat is committed to an inclusive, empowering, and sustainable future. The team of designers creates innovative swim and bodywear, made with sustainable, regenerated nylon spun from fishing nets and post-consumer plastic bottles that have been recovered from the world’s oceans while ensuring a healthier planet. The brand designs for women of all shapes and sizes through perfectly fit garments for each body. Chromat wants to reinforce the message that there are many different versions of beautiful and redefines the image of people in swimwear. The Spring/Summer 2020 Collection celebrates Chromat’s 10th anniversary by exploring the past, present, and future of Chromat. Revisiting some of their favorite collaborations from the past 10 years in a new future-forward focus on collective gatherings. SS20 illuminates the future of innovation and collaboration at Chromat. Designer McCharen-Tran lit up the catwalk with her characteristic bright colors. The show started with a section of electric blue and red looks, and then changed the red for lime green. Also, including some whole red looks, the show ended with an all-white designs section. There were not only swimwear but also shapewear, bodywear, and sportswear. Some looks included cut-outs and structural add-ons that reminded the designer’s architectural background, highlighting each model’s silhouettes. Talking about the models, the cast included all different types of bodies, ages, ethnic and styles, reinforcing the brand’s base value of inclusivity and giving each look a unique personality through the model that wore it. written by Aina Matamoros Click HERE to view the full Chromat Spring Summer 2020 collection. #article #chromat #chromatarticle #chromatss20 #ainamatamoros #nyfw #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle _FIO0040_FIO0355_FIO0389_FIO0750
    Chromat Celebrates 10 Years Empowering A Sustainable And Inclusive Future For Fashion Swimwear brand
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    Chromat Celebrates 10 Years Empowering A Sustainable And Inclusive Future For Fashion Swimwear brand Chromat was founded in 2010 by Becca McCharen-Tran. She had a background in architecture, so the collections explore the intersection of architecture, fashion, and technology, producing garments that enhance the body through innovative design and cutting-edge technical fabrics. Chromat is designed by a diverse team of creative collaborators ranging from artists to scientists to choreographers. Chromat is committed to an inclusive, empowering, and sustainable future. The team of designers creates innovative swim and bodywear, made with sustainable, regenerated nylon spun from fishing nets and post-consumer plastic bottles that have been recovered from the world’s oceans while ensuring a healthier planet. The brand designs for women of all shapes and sizes through perfectly fit garments for each body. Chromat wants to reinforce the message that there are many different versions of beautiful and redefines the image of people in swimwear. The Spring/Summer 2020 Collection celebrates Chromat’s 10th anniversary by exploring the past, present, and future of Chromat. Revisiting some of their favorite collaborations from the past 10 years in a new future-forward focus on collective gatherings. SS20 illuminates the future of innovation and collaboration at Chromat. Designer McCharen-Tran lit up the catwalk with her characteristic bright colors. The show started with a section of electric blue and red looks, and then changed the red for lime green. Also, including some whole red looks, the show ended with an all-white designs section. There were not only swimwear but also shapewear, bodywear, and sportswear. Some looks included cut-outs and structural add-ons that reminded the designer’s architectural background, highlighting each model’s silhouettes. Talking about the models, the cast included all different types of bodies, ages, ethnic and styles, reinforcing the brand’s base value of inclusivity and giving each look a unique personality through the model that wore it. written by Aina Matamoros Click HERE to view the full Chromat Spring Summer 2020 collection. #article #chromat #chromatarticle #chromatss20 #ainamatamoros #nyfw #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle _FIO0040_FIO0355_FIO0389_FIO0750
    Chromat Celebrates 10 Years Empowering A Sustainable And Inclusive Future For Fashion Swimwear brand
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    Chromat Celebrates 10 Years Empowering A Sustainable And Inclusive Future For Fashion Swimwear brand Chromat was founded in 2010 by Becca McCharen-Tran. She had a background in architecture, so the collections explore the intersection of architecture, fashion, and technology, producing garments that enhance the body through innovative design and cutting-edge technical fabrics. Chromat is designed by a diverse team of creative collaborators ranging from artists to scientists to choreographers. Chromat is committed to an inclusive, empowering, and sustainable future. The team of designers creates innovative swim and bodywear, made with sustainable, regenerated nylon spun from fishing nets and post-consumer plastic bottles that have been recovered from the world’s oceans while ensuring a healthier planet. The brand designs for women of all shapes and sizes through perfectly fit garments for each body. Chromat wants to reinforce the message that there are many different versions of beautiful and redefines the image of people in swimwear. The Spring/Summer 2020 Collection celebrates Chromat’s 10th anniversary by exploring the past, present, and future of Chromat. Revisiting some of their favorite collaborations from the past 10 years in a new future-forward focus on collective gatherings. SS20 illuminates the future of innovation and collaboration at Chromat. Designer McCharen-Tran lit up the catwalk with her characteristic bright colors. The show started with a section of electric blue and red looks, and then changed the red for lime green. Also, including some whole red looks, the show ended with an all-white designs section. There were not only swimwear but also shapewear, bodywear, and sportswear. Some looks included cut-outs and structural add-ons that reminded the designer’s architectural background, highlighting each model’s silhouettes. Talking about the models, the cast included all different types of bodies, ages, ethnic and styles, reinforcing the brand’s base value of inclusivity and giving each look a unique personality through the model that wore it. written by Aina Matamoros Click HERE to view the full Chromat Spring Summer 2020 collection. #article #chromat #chromatarticle #chromatss20 #ainamatamoros #nyfw #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle _FIO0040_FIO0355_FIO0389_FIO0750
    Chromat Celebrates 10 Years Empowering A Sustainable And Inclusive Future For Fashion Swimwear brand
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    Chromat Celebrates 10 Years Empowering A Sustainable And Inclusive Future For Fashion Swimwear brand Chromat was founded in 2010 by Becca McCharen-Tran. She had a background in architecture, so the collections explore the intersection of architecture, fashion, and technology, producing garments that enhance the body through innovative design and cutting-edge technical fabrics. Chromat is designed by a diverse team of creative collaborators ranging from artists to scientists to choreographers. Chromat is committed to an inclusive, empowering, and sustainable future. The team of designers creates innovative swim and bodywear, made with sustainable, regenerated nylon spun from fishing nets and post-consumer plastic bottles that have been recovered from the world’s oceans while ensuring a healthier planet. The brand designs for women of all shapes and sizes through perfectly fit garments for each body. Chromat wants to reinforce the message that there are many different versions of beautiful and redefines the image of people in swimwear. The Spring/Summer 2020 Collection celebrates Chromat’s 10th anniversary by exploring the past, present, and future of Chromat. Revisiting some of their favorite collaborations from the past 10 years in a new future-forward focus on collective gatherings. SS20 illuminates the future of innovation and collaboration at Chromat. Designer McCharen-Tran lit up the catwalk with her characteristic bright colors. The show started with a section of electric blue and red looks, and then changed the red for lime green. Also, including some whole red looks, the show ended with an all-white designs section. There were not only swimwear but also shapewear, bodywear, and sportswear. Some looks included cut-outs and structural add-ons that reminded the designer’s architectural background, highlighting each model’s silhouettes. Talking about the models, the cast included all different types of bodies, ages, ethnic and styles, reinforcing the brand’s base value of inclusivity and giving each look a unique personality through the model that wore it. written by Aina Matamoros Click HERE to view the full Chromat Spring Summer 2020 collection. #article #chromat #chromatarticle #chromatss20 #ainamatamoros #nyfw #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle _FIO0040_FIO0355_FIO0389_FIO0750
    Chromat Celebrates 10 Years Empowering A Sustainable And Inclusive Future For Fashion Swimwear brand
  • hauturely posted 4 photos 1 year, 4 months ago

    Climatic at Chromat Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week
    Spring break came early during NYFW as the models of Chromat hit the runway in neon bikinis, vibrant cover ups and florescent bodysuits.

    Chromat was started in 2010 by designer Becca McCharen-Tran. Becca wanted to create a brand that was wearable for all women types and body…[Read more]

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    Climatic at Chromat Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Spring break came early during NYFW as the models of Chromat hit the runway in neon bikinis, vibrant cover ups and florescent bodysuits. Chromat was started in 2010 by designer Becca McCharen-Tran. Becca wanted to create a brand that was wearable for all women types and body images. Chromat gained notoriety by working with celebrities such as: Madonna, Beyoncé and Niki Minaj. The brand designed several custom pieces for Beyoncé for her performance at the VMA’s, also her super bowl performance, as well as her Mrs. Carter world tour. On February 8 th 2019 the swim-wear brand Chromat presented their F/W 19 runway collection “Climatic”. Chromat who is known for their inclusivity and diversity made a new statement on the runway this season SUSTAINABILITY. Designer Becca McCharen-Tran who recently moved to Miami from New York to open up a second studio; noticed that living in the beautiful state of Florida by the ocean has its disadvantages the main one being climate change. With this new knowledge she decided to incorporate it into her designs and make her swim-suits sustainable. She accomplished this by using lycra made from recycled fishing nets recovered from the bottom of the ocean. McCharen-Tran’s collection was vibrant including bright colors, festive makeup and branches that the models carried with them as they sashayed down the runway. This show reminded me of a carnival in the Caribbean. The energy was electric as the audience members cheered when their favorite models stepped on the catwalk. Not only does this brand stand for equality, inclusion and diversity, but now Eco-friendly swimwear. The impact and social awareness that this brand brings to the fashion industry is needed and appreciated. Looking forward for Spring 2020. written by Kia Danielle Click HERE to view the full Chromat Fall Winter 2019 collection. #article #chromat #chromatarticle #chromatfw19 #fw19 #kiadanielle #nyfw #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle1_Getty109584809411_Getty109592265620_Getty109589140423_Getty1095848348
    Climatic at Chromat Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Spring break came early during NYF
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    Climatic at Chromat Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Spring break came early during NYFW as the models of Chromat hit the runway in neon bikinis, vibrant cover ups and florescent bodysuits. Chromat was started in 2010 by designer Becca McCharen-Tran. Becca wanted to create a brand that was wearable for all women types and body images. Chromat gained notoriety by working with celebrities such as: Madonna, Beyoncé and Niki Minaj. The brand designed several custom pieces for Beyoncé for her performance at the VMA’s, also her super bowl performance, as well as her Mrs. Carter world tour. On February 8 th 2019 the swim-wear brand Chromat presented their F/W 19 runway collection “Climatic”. Chromat who is known for their inclusivity and diversity made a new statement on the runway this season SUSTAINABILITY. Designer Becca McCharen-Tran who recently moved to Miami from New York to open up a second studio; noticed that living in the beautiful state of Florida by the ocean has its disadvantages the main one being climate change. With this new knowledge she decided to incorporate it into her designs and make her swim-suits sustainable. She accomplished this by using lycra made from recycled fishing nets recovered from the bottom of the ocean. McCharen-Tran’s collection was vibrant including bright colors, festive makeup and branches that the models carried with them as they sashayed down the runway. This show reminded me of a carnival in the Caribbean. The energy was electric as the audience members cheered when their favorite models stepped on the catwalk. Not only does this brand stand for equality, inclusion and diversity, but now Eco-friendly swimwear. The impact and social awareness that this brand brings to the fashion industry is needed and appreciated. Looking forward for Spring 2020. written by Kia Danielle Click HERE to view the full Chromat Fall Winter 2019 collection. #article #chromat #chromatarticle #chromatfw19 #fw19 #kiadanielle #nyfw #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle1_Getty109584809411_Getty109592265620_Getty109589140423_Getty1095848348
    Climatic at Chromat Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Spring break came early during NYF
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    Climatic at Chromat Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Spring break came early during NYFW as the models of Chromat hit the runway in neon bikinis, vibrant cover ups and florescent bodysuits. Chromat was started in 2010 by designer Becca McCharen-Tran. Becca wanted to create a brand that was wearable for all women types and body images. Chromat gained notoriety by working with celebrities such as: Madonna, Beyoncé and Niki Minaj. The brand designed several custom pieces for Beyoncé for her performance at the VMA’s, also her super bowl performance, as well as her Mrs. Carter world tour. On February 8 th 2019 the swim-wear brand Chromat presented their F/W 19 runway collection “Climatic”. Chromat who is known for their inclusivity and diversity made a new statement on the runway this season SUSTAINABILITY. Designer Becca McCharen-Tran who recently moved to Miami from New York to open up a second studio; noticed that living in the beautiful state of Florida by the ocean has its disadvantages the main one being climate change. With this new knowledge she decided to incorporate it into her designs and make her swim-suits sustainable. She accomplished this by using lycra made from recycled fishing nets recovered from the bottom of the ocean. McCharen-Tran’s collection was vibrant including bright colors, festive makeup and branches that the models carried with them as they sashayed down the runway. This show reminded me of a carnival in the Caribbean. The energy was electric as the audience members cheered when their favorite models stepped on the catwalk. Not only does this brand stand for equality, inclusion and diversity, but now Eco-friendly swimwear. The impact and social awareness that this brand brings to the fashion industry is needed and appreciated. Looking forward for Spring 2020. written by Kia Danielle Click HERE to view the full Chromat Fall Winter 2019 collection. #article #chromat #chromatarticle #chromatfw19 #fw19 #kiadanielle #nyfw #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle1_Getty109584809411_Getty109592265620_Getty109589140423_Getty1095848348
    Climatic at Chromat Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Spring break came early during NYF
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    Climatic at Chromat Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Spring break came early during NYFW as the models of Chromat hit the runway in neon bikinis, vibrant cover ups and florescent bodysuits. Chromat was started in 2010 by designer Becca McCharen-Tran. Becca wanted to create a brand that was wearable for all women types and body images. Chromat gained notoriety by working with celebrities such as: Madonna, Beyoncé and Niki Minaj. The brand designed several custom pieces for Beyoncé for her performance at the VMA’s, also her super bowl performance, as well as her Mrs. Carter world tour. On February 8 th 2019 the swim-wear brand Chromat presented their F/W 19 runway collection “Climatic”. Chromat who is known for their inclusivity and diversity made a new statement on the runway this season SUSTAINABILITY. Designer Becca McCharen-Tran who recently moved to Miami from New York to open up a second studio; noticed that living in the beautiful state of Florida by the ocean has its disadvantages the main one being climate change. With this new knowledge she decided to incorporate it into her designs and make her swim-suits sustainable. She accomplished this by using lycra made from recycled fishing nets recovered from the bottom of the ocean. McCharen-Tran’s collection was vibrant including bright colors, festive makeup and branches that the models carried with them as they sashayed down the runway. This show reminded me of a carnival in the Caribbean. The energy was electric as the audience members cheered when their favorite models stepped on the catwalk. Not only does this brand stand for equality, inclusion and diversity, but now Eco-friendly swimwear. The impact and social awareness that this brand brings to the fashion industry is needed and appreciated. Looking forward for Spring 2020. written by Kia Danielle Click HERE to view the full Chromat Fall Winter 2019 collection. #article #chromat #chromatarticle #chromatfw19 #fw19 #kiadanielle #nyfw #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle1_Getty109584809411_Getty109592265620_Getty109589140423_Getty1095848348
    Climatic at Chromat Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Spring break came early during NYF
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    Yajun Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week
    Yajun, the dynamic sportswear brand designed by relative newcomer Melodie Yajun Lin, arrived on the runways of New York Fashion Week just in time, as the engaging sportswear trend in fashion had already begun to dominate the runway. Lin’s ability to draw a crowd has skyrocketed since her first c…[Read more]

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    Yajun Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Yajun, the dynamic sportswear brand designed by relative newcomer Melodie Yajun Lin, arrived on the runways of New York Fashion Week just in time, as the engaging sportswear trend in fashion had already begun to dominate the runway. Lin’s ability to draw a crowd has skyrocketed since her first collection debuted in New York just two seasons ago, propelling her unique brand of cerebral, expertly constructed convertibles from a fringe event on the outskirts of town to an overcrowded presentation at the epicenter of the season. Cast in her signature head-to-toe black, the first few looks sent down the runway were rife with the same edge and hints of vacant sexuality that made her last two presentations so exciting; monochromatic black poses a potential challenge when making its way from concept to runway, though Lin’s use of texture and finish lent an artful complexity to these looks that may not have transferred had they been helmed by a less-skilled designer. In a departure from her previous offerings, a range of neutral hues in cream, brown, and beige followed, with a multitude of different textures, sheens, silhouettes, hemlines, and draping techniques employed to construct her provocative new collection. New this season was the use of soft sheers, notably in the sheeny peach jumpsuit, which, in a show of the designers love of illusion, was worn backwards, though this is clear only when the look was viewed from behind as it left the runway. Lin derives inspiration from her everyday experiences, including the material she reads; this season, “Philosophy in the Flesh,” a complex work of Philosophy and Linguistics by George Lakoff, served as the driving force behind the design of the collection. Given the depth of the source material, combined with the intricate tailoring and exquisite craftsmanship of her work, it may only be known to the designer just how deeply the philosophical concepts explored in the book informed her designs. One such concept, sleep, was a recurring theme in the collection, with many looks constructed out of pillow-and comforter-like materials. The shimmering ivory shirt-dress with a creamy ivory wrap, and the tan, quilted turtleneck dress are wearable in both states of consciousness, awake and asleep. Lin’s collections are something entirely new in the fashion industry; though produced as ready-to-wear, each garment is meant to be converted into something else, making it, effectively, unique. Occupying some new space between large batch, industry manufactured, and made to order couture, Lin and Yajun have perhaps shuffled in a new category of design production. written by Francis Lamar Click HERE to view the full Yajun Fall Winter 2019 collection. #article #yajun #yajunarticle #yajunfw19 #francislamar #fw19 #nyfwfw19 #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle _ALE0022_ALE0052_ALE0133_ALE0202
    Yajun Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Yajun, the dynamic sportswear brand designed by
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    Yajun Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Yajun, the dynamic sportswear brand designed by relative newcomer Melodie Yajun Lin, arrived on the runways of New York Fashion Week just in time, as the engaging sportswear trend in fashion had already begun to dominate the runway. Lin’s ability to draw a crowd has skyrocketed since her first collection debuted in New York just two seasons ago, propelling her unique brand of cerebral, expertly constructed convertibles from a fringe event on the outskirts of town to an overcrowded presentation at the epicenter of the season. Cast in her signature head-to-toe black, the first few looks sent down the runway were rife with the same edge and hints of vacant sexuality that made her last two presentations so exciting; monochromatic black poses a potential challenge when making its way from concept to runway, though Lin’s use of texture and finish lent an artful complexity to these looks that may not have transferred had they been helmed by a less-skilled designer. In a departure from her previous offerings, a range of neutral hues in cream, brown, and beige followed, with a multitude of different textures, sheens, silhouettes, hemlines, and draping techniques employed to construct her provocative new collection. New this season was the use of soft sheers, notably in the sheeny peach jumpsuit, which, in a show of the designers love of illusion, was worn backwards, though this is clear only when the look was viewed from behind as it left the runway. Lin derives inspiration from her everyday experiences, including the material she reads; this season, “Philosophy in the Flesh,” a complex work of Philosophy and Linguistics by George Lakoff, served as the driving force behind the design of the collection. Given the depth of the source material, combined with the intricate tailoring and exquisite craftsmanship of her work, it may only be known to the designer just how deeply the philosophical concepts explored in the book informed her designs. One such concept, sleep, was a recurring theme in the collection, with many looks constructed out of pillow-and comforter-like materials. The shimmering ivory shirt-dress with a creamy ivory wrap, and the tan, quilted turtleneck dress are wearable in both states of consciousness, awake and asleep. Lin’s collections are something entirely new in the fashion industry; though produced as ready-to-wear, each garment is meant to be converted into something else, making it, effectively, unique. Occupying some new space between large batch, industry manufactured, and made to order couture, Lin and Yajun have perhaps shuffled in a new category of design production. written by Francis Lamar Click HERE to view the full Yajun Fall Winter 2019 collection. #article #yajun #yajunarticle #yajunfw19 #francislamar #fw19 #nyfwfw19 #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle _ALE0022_ALE0052_ALE0133_ALE0202
    Yajun Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Yajun, the dynamic sportswear brand designed by
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    Yajun Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Yajun, the dynamic sportswear brand designed by relative newcomer Melodie Yajun Lin, arrived on the runways of New York Fashion Week just in time, as the engaging sportswear trend in fashion had already begun to dominate the runway. Lin’s ability to draw a crowd has skyrocketed since her first collection debuted in New York just two seasons ago, propelling her unique brand of cerebral, expertly constructed convertibles from a fringe event on the outskirts of town to an overcrowded presentation at the epicenter of the season. Cast in her signature head-to-toe black, the first few looks sent down the runway were rife with the same edge and hints of vacant sexuality that made her last two presentations so exciting; monochromatic black poses a potential challenge when making its way from concept to runway, though Lin’s use of texture and finish lent an artful complexity to these looks that may not have transferred had they been helmed by a less-skilled designer. In a departure from her previous offerings, a range of neutral hues in cream, brown, and beige followed, with a multitude of different textures, sheens, silhouettes, hemlines, and draping techniques employed to construct her provocative new collection. New this season was the use of soft sheers, notably in the sheeny peach jumpsuit, which, in a show of the designers love of illusion, was worn backwards, though this is clear only when the look was viewed from behind as it left the runway. Lin derives inspiration from her everyday experiences, including the material she reads; this season, “Philosophy in the Flesh,” a complex work of Philosophy and Linguistics by George Lakoff, served as the driving force behind the design of the collection. Given the depth of the source material, combined with the intricate tailoring and exquisite craftsmanship of her work, it may only be known to the designer just how deeply the philosophical concepts explored in the book informed her designs. One such concept, sleep, was a recurring theme in the collection, with many looks constructed out of pillow-and comforter-like materials. The shimmering ivory shirt-dress with a creamy ivory wrap, and the tan, quilted turtleneck dress are wearable in both states of consciousness, awake and asleep. Lin’s collections are something entirely new in the fashion industry; though produced as ready-to-wear, each garment is meant to be converted into something else, making it, effectively, unique. Occupying some new space between large batch, industry manufactured, and made to order couture, Lin and Yajun have perhaps shuffled in a new category of design production. written by Francis Lamar Click HERE to view the full Yajun Fall Winter 2019 collection. #article #yajun #yajunarticle #yajunfw19 #francislamar #fw19 #nyfwfw19 #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle _ALE0022_ALE0052_ALE0133_ALE0202
    Yajun Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Yajun, the dynamic sportswear brand designed by
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    Yajun Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Yajun, the dynamic sportswear brand designed by relative newcomer Melodie Yajun Lin, arrived on the runways of New York Fashion Week just in time, as the engaging sportswear trend in fashion had already begun to dominate the runway. Lin’s ability to draw a crowd has skyrocketed since her first collection debuted in New York just two seasons ago, propelling her unique brand of cerebral, expertly constructed convertibles from a fringe event on the outskirts of town to an overcrowded presentation at the epicenter of the season. Cast in her signature head-to-toe black, the first few looks sent down the runway were rife with the same edge and hints of vacant sexuality that made her last two presentations so exciting; monochromatic black poses a potential challenge when making its way from concept to runway, though Lin’s use of texture and finish lent an artful complexity to these looks that may not have transferred had they been helmed by a less-skilled designer. In a departure from her previous offerings, a range of neutral hues in cream, brown, and beige followed, with a multitude of different textures, sheens, silhouettes, hemlines, and draping techniques employed to construct her provocative new collection. New this season was the use of soft sheers, notably in the sheeny peach jumpsuit, which, in a show of the designers love of illusion, was worn backwards, though this is clear only when the look was viewed from behind as it left the runway. Lin derives inspiration from her everyday experiences, including the material she reads; this season, “Philosophy in the Flesh,” a complex work of Philosophy and Linguistics by George Lakoff, served as the driving force behind the design of the collection. Given the depth of the source material, combined with the intricate tailoring and exquisite craftsmanship of her work, it may only be known to the designer just how deeply the philosophical concepts explored in the book informed her designs. One such concept, sleep, was a recurring theme in the collection, with many looks constructed out of pillow-and comforter-like materials. The shimmering ivory shirt-dress with a creamy ivory wrap, and the tan, quilted turtleneck dress are wearable in both states of consciousness, awake and asleep. Lin’s collections are something entirely new in the fashion industry; though produced as ready-to-wear, each garment is meant to be converted into something else, making it, effectively, unique. Occupying some new space between large batch, industry manufactured, and made to order couture, Lin and Yajun have perhaps shuffled in a new category of design production. written by Francis Lamar Click HERE to view the full Yajun Fall Winter 2019 collection. #article #yajun #yajunarticle #yajunfw19 #francislamar #fw19 #nyfwfw19 #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle _ALE0022_ALE0052_ALE0133_ALE0202
    Yajun Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week Yajun, the dynamic sportswear brand designed by
  • hauturely posted 4 photos 2 years ago

    Yajun Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear

    Eight p.m. at Spring Studios is prime time during New York Fashion Week, a vast difference from when designer Ya Jun Melody Lin presented her first collection for Yajun one year ago. At the time, Lin debuted to what Vogue Magazine referred to as a “sedated” early morning crowd in a small gallery space,…[Read more]

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    Yajun Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Eight p.m. at Spring Studios is prime time during New York Fashion Week, a vast difference from when designer Ya Jun Melody Lin presented her first collection for Yajun one year ago. At the time, Lin debuted to what Vogue Magazine referred to as a \"sedated\" early morning crowd in a small gallery space, which was abruptly awoken when the beat dropped and the first model hit the runway. Since her NYFW debut, much appears to have changed. On this night, the crowd is buzzing with a palpable anticipation that has been steadily building; after her low-key debut last year was electrified with glowing reviews, could designer Ya Jun Melody Lin meet, or even exceed, the high bar that she had set for herself? She did. The Spring 2019 collection was inspired by the book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter, which discusses how introspection and a set of arbitrary rules allows for a system to develop meaning, despite being made of \"meaningless\" elements. This interest in philosophical constructs is evident in Yajun\'s conceptual design work, leaving the viewer dazzled by the spectacle of it all, but completely unaware of what they have just seen at the same time. The look was utilitarian, industrial, and futuristic, with intense attention to detail, evident in the placement of a cutout, buttons left unbuttoned, the slash of a misplaced zipper. The silhouettes were abstract: the large pouch-shaped pockets attached to billowing white blouses, the masculine black jumper that began as a skirt only to fade seamlessly into trousers, the carefully unbuttoned mustard or army tube top. Looks that were all instantly aesthetically pleasing, leaving you, however, with more questions than answers in a well-executed, high concept, intriguing presentation by Lin. One hidden design element that contributed heavily to this intrigue was that each garment, every bomber jacket, plaid midi, or jumper, could be folded in on itself to become a side-slung bag, or simply transformed in some way by adjusting the misplaced zippers that indeed served a function beyond decoration. In fact, before the final walk, Yajun converted each look to something slightly different, leaving us to second guess what we had just seen, and whether or not our initial assertions could even be trusted. Were those pants or a skirt just a few minutes ago? What am I really looking at? Impeccably styled and executed, from the well-blended layering of soft tulle and rigid nylon, to the utilitarian chinstraps/headgear accessorizing each look, Yajun\'s reflective, conceptual designs will continue to resonate long after the lights have come up and the energy has faded away. Written by Francis Lamar Click HERE to view the full Yajun Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2019 collection. #article #yajun #yajunarticle #yajunss19 #francislamar #ss19 #nyfwss19 #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle yajun-ss19-12yajun-ss19-02yajun-ss19-25yajun-ss19-34
    Yajun Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Eight p.m. at Spring Studios is prime time during New York Fa
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    Yajun Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Eight p.m. at Spring Studios is prime time during New York Fashion Week, a vast difference from when designer Ya Jun Melody Lin presented her first collection for Yajun one year ago. At the time, Lin debuted to what Vogue Magazine referred to as a \"sedated\" early morning crowd in a small gallery space, which was abruptly awoken when the beat dropped and the first model hit the runway. Since her NYFW debut, much appears to have changed. On this night, the crowd is buzzing with a palpable anticipation that has been steadily building; after her low-key debut last year was electrified with glowing reviews, could designer Ya Jun Melody Lin meet, or even exceed, the high bar that she had set for herself? She did. The Spring 2019 collection was inspired by the book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter, which discusses how introspection and a set of arbitrary rules allows for a system to develop meaning, despite being made of \"meaningless\" elements. This interest in philosophical constructs is evident in Yajun\'s conceptual design work, leaving the viewer dazzled by the spectacle of it all, but completely unaware of what they have just seen at the same time. The look was utilitarian, industrial, and futuristic, with intense attention to detail, evident in the placement of a cutout, buttons left unbuttoned, the slash of a misplaced zipper. The silhouettes were abstract: the large pouch-shaped pockets attached to billowing white blouses, the masculine black jumper that began as a skirt only to fade seamlessly into trousers, the carefully unbuttoned mustard or army tube top. Looks that were all instantly aesthetically pleasing, leaving you, however, with more questions than answers in a well-executed, high concept, intriguing presentation by Lin. One hidden design element that contributed heavily to this intrigue was that each garment, every bomber jacket, plaid midi, or jumper, could be folded in on itself to become a side-slung bag, or simply transformed in some way by adjusting the misplaced zippers that indeed served a function beyond decoration. In fact, before the final walk, Yajun converted each look to something slightly different, leaving us to second guess what we had just seen, and whether or not our initial assertions could even be trusted. Were those pants or a skirt just a few minutes ago? What am I really looking at? Impeccably styled and executed, from the well-blended layering of soft tulle and rigid nylon, to the utilitarian chinstraps/headgear accessorizing each look, Yajun\'s reflective, conceptual designs will continue to resonate long after the lights have come up and the energy has faded away. Written by Francis Lamar Click HERE to view the full Yajun Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2019 collection. #article #yajun #yajunarticle #yajunss19 #francislamar #ss19 #nyfwss19 #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle yajun-ss19-12yajun-ss19-02yajun-ss19-25yajun-ss19-34
    Yajun Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Eight p.m. at Spring Studios is prime time during New York Fa
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    Yajun Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Eight p.m. at Spring Studios is prime time during New York Fashion Week, a vast difference from when designer Ya Jun Melody Lin presented her first collection for Yajun one year ago. At the time, Lin debuted to what Vogue Magazine referred to as a \"sedated\" early morning crowd in a small gallery space, which was abruptly awoken when the beat dropped and the first model hit the runway. Since her NYFW debut, much appears to have changed. On this night, the crowd is buzzing with a palpable anticipation that has been steadily building; after her low-key debut last year was electrified with glowing reviews, could designer Ya Jun Melody Lin meet, or even exceed, the high bar that she had set for herself? She did. The Spring 2019 collection was inspired by the book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter, which discusses how introspection and a set of arbitrary rules allows for a system to develop meaning, despite being made of \"meaningless\" elements. This interest in philosophical constructs is evident in Yajun\'s conceptual design work, leaving the viewer dazzled by the spectacle of it all, but completely unaware of what they have just seen at the same time. The look was utilitarian, industrial, and futuristic, with intense attention to detail, evident in the placement of a cutout, buttons left unbuttoned, the slash of a misplaced zipper. The silhouettes were abstract: the large pouch-shaped pockets attached to billowing white blouses, the masculine black jumper that began as a skirt only to fade seamlessly into trousers, the carefully unbuttoned mustard or army tube top. Looks that were all instantly aesthetically pleasing, leaving you, however, with more questions than answers in a well-executed, high concept, intriguing presentation by Lin. One hidden design element that contributed heavily to this intrigue was that each garment, every bomber jacket, plaid midi, or jumper, could be folded in on itself to become a side-slung bag, or simply transformed in some way by adjusting the misplaced zippers that indeed served a function beyond decoration. In fact, before the final walk, Yajun converted each look to something slightly different, leaving us to second guess what we had just seen, and whether or not our initial assertions could even be trusted. Were those pants or a skirt just a few minutes ago? What am I really looking at? Impeccably styled and executed, from the well-blended layering of soft tulle and rigid nylon, to the utilitarian chinstraps/headgear accessorizing each look, Yajun\'s reflective, conceptual designs will continue to resonate long after the lights have come up and the energy has faded away. Written by Francis Lamar Click HERE to view the full Yajun Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2019 collection. #article #yajun #yajunarticle #yajunss19 #francislamar #ss19 #nyfwss19 #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle yajun-ss19-12yajun-ss19-02yajun-ss19-25yajun-ss19-34
    Yajun Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Eight p.m. at Spring Studios is prime time during New York Fa
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    Yajun Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Eight p.m. at Spring Studios is prime time during New York Fashion Week, a vast difference from when designer Ya Jun Melody Lin presented her first collection for Yajun one year ago. At the time, Lin debuted to what Vogue Magazine referred to as a \"sedated\" early morning crowd in a small gallery space, which was abruptly awoken when the beat dropped and the first model hit the runway. Since her NYFW debut, much appears to have changed. On this night, the crowd is buzzing with a palpable anticipation that has been steadily building; after her low-key debut last year was electrified with glowing reviews, could designer Ya Jun Melody Lin meet, or even exceed, the high bar that she had set for herself? She did. The Spring 2019 collection was inspired by the book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter, which discusses how introspection and a set of arbitrary rules allows for a system to develop meaning, despite being made of \"meaningless\" elements. This interest in philosophical constructs is evident in Yajun\'s conceptual design work, leaving the viewer dazzled by the spectacle of it all, but completely unaware of what they have just seen at the same time. The look was utilitarian, industrial, and futuristic, with intense attention to detail, evident in the placement of a cutout, buttons left unbuttoned, the slash of a misplaced zipper. The silhouettes were abstract: the large pouch-shaped pockets attached to billowing white blouses, the masculine black jumper that began as a skirt only to fade seamlessly into trousers, the carefully unbuttoned mustard or army tube top. Looks that were all instantly aesthetically pleasing, leaving you, however, with more questions than answers in a well-executed, high concept, intriguing presentation by Lin. One hidden design element that contributed heavily to this intrigue was that each garment, every bomber jacket, plaid midi, or jumper, could be folded in on itself to become a side-slung bag, or simply transformed in some way by adjusting the misplaced zippers that indeed served a function beyond decoration. In fact, before the final walk, Yajun converted each look to something slightly different, leaving us to second guess what we had just seen, and whether or not our initial assertions could even be trusted. Were those pants or a skirt just a few minutes ago? What am I really looking at? Impeccably styled and executed, from the well-blended layering of soft tulle and rigid nylon, to the utilitarian chinstraps/headgear accessorizing each look, Yajun\'s reflective, conceptual designs will continue to resonate long after the lights have come up and the energy has faded away. Written by Francis Lamar Click HERE to view the full Yajun Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2019 collection. #article #yajun #yajunarticle #yajunss19 #francislamar #ss19 #nyfwss19 #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticle yajun-ss19-12yajun-ss19-02yajun-ss19-25yajun-ss19-34
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    Futuristic Pool Party at Chromat Fall Winter 2018 during New York Fashion Week
    The Chromat Fall ’18 collection titled, Wavvy, was fun and vibrant. Having felt as if I’ve been transported to a futuristic pool party in the middle of NYFW, Chromat was nothing short of 50 shades of awesomeness. Chromat designer Becca McCharen created a safe space for…[Read more]

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    Futuristic Pool Party at Chromat Fall Winter 2018 during New York Fashion Week The Chromat Fall ’18 collection titled, Wavvy, was fun and vibrant. Having felt as if I’ve been transported to a futuristic pool party in the middle of NYFW, Chromat was nothing short of 50 shades of awesomeness. Chromat designer Becca McCharen created a safe space for models of all ethnicities and diverse body types to strut the runway with confidence radiating so high, street-style photographers outside could feel it. The collection was comprised of neoprene dresses & jumpsuits, neon chaps, cycling gear and the brand’s notable bathing suits and bodywear. Design details consisted of neon bunjee cords, net pockets and pool tube floaties for the “wow” effect. The hottest accessory on the runway, no pun intended, were Flaming Hot Cheetos. Bags of these yummy party snacks were either placed in garment pockets or being munched on by the sassy models on the runway. Party time! For the Wavvy collection and runway show, Chromat collaborated with Dr. Martens, Sorel Footwear and A-Morir Eyewear. All Dr. Marten boots and Sorel sandals had pop neon laces matching back to the outfit. A-Morir, known for their funky and heavily embellished sunglasses made lense-less eyewear in pop colors exclusive for the show. All looks were bold and most certainly, statement making. Not at all for the faint of heart! Although Chromat’s Fall ‘18 collection evoked genuine excitement from the audience, the true highlight were the models. Strong women and men from diverse backgrounds with inspiring stories of strength who refused to be victims of personal circumstance. They were real people with real stories that came to slay the runway. Their fierceness on the runway was inspiring to all in attendance as they brought the collection to life. written by Aja Moore Click HERE to view the full Chromat Fall Winter 2018 collection. #article #chromat #chromatarticle #chromatnyfw18 #fw18 #ajamoore #nyfw #JLauStudio #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticlehauturely_dsc_5062hauturely_dsc_5440hauturely_dsc_4828
    Futuristic Pool Party at Chromat Fall Winter 2018 during New York Fashion Week The Chromat Fall ’1
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    Futuristic Pool Party at Chromat Fall Winter 2018 during New York Fashion Week The Chromat Fall ’18 collection titled, Wavvy, was fun and vibrant. Having felt as if I’ve been transported to a futuristic pool party in the middle of NYFW, Chromat was nothing short of 50 shades of awesomeness. Chromat designer Becca McCharen created a safe space for models of all ethnicities and diverse body types to strut the runway with confidence radiating so high, street-style photographers outside could feel it. The collection was comprised of neoprene dresses & jumpsuits, neon chaps, cycling gear and the brand’s notable bathing suits and bodywear. Design details consisted of neon bunjee cords, net pockets and pool tube floaties for the “wow” effect. The hottest accessory on the runway, no pun intended, were Flaming Hot Cheetos. Bags of these yummy party snacks were either placed in garment pockets or being munched on by the sassy models on the runway. Party time! For the Wavvy collection and runway show, Chromat collaborated with Dr. Martens, Sorel Footwear and A-Morir Eyewear. All Dr. Marten boots and Sorel sandals had pop neon laces matching back to the outfit. A-Morir, known for their funky and heavily embellished sunglasses made lense-less eyewear in pop colors exclusive for the show. All looks were bold and most certainly, statement making. Not at all for the faint of heart! Although Chromat’s Fall ‘18 collection evoked genuine excitement from the audience, the true highlight were the models. Strong women and men from diverse backgrounds with inspiring stories of strength who refused to be victims of personal circumstance. They were real people with real stories that came to slay the runway. Their fierceness on the runway was inspiring to all in attendance as they brought the collection to life. written by Aja Moore Click HERE to view the full Chromat Fall Winter 2018 collection. #article #chromat #chromatarticle #chromatnyfw18 #fw18 #ajamoore #nyfw #JLauStudio #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticlehauturely_dsc_5062hauturely_dsc_5440hauturely_dsc_4828
    Futuristic Pool Party at Chromat Fall Winter 2018 during New York Fashion Week The Chromat Fall ’1
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    Futuristic Pool Party at Chromat Fall Winter 2018 during New York Fashion Week The Chromat Fall ’18 collection titled, Wavvy, was fun and vibrant. Having felt as if I’ve been transported to a futuristic pool party in the middle of NYFW, Chromat was nothing short of 50 shades of awesomeness. Chromat designer Becca McCharen created a safe space for models of all ethnicities and diverse body types to strut the runway with confidence radiating so high, street-style photographers outside could feel it. The collection was comprised of neoprene dresses & jumpsuits, neon chaps, cycling gear and the brand’s notable bathing suits and bodywear. Design details consisted of neon bunjee cords, net pockets and pool tube floaties for the “wow” effect. The hottest accessory on the runway, no pun intended, were Flaming Hot Cheetos. Bags of these yummy party snacks were either placed in garment pockets or being munched on by the sassy models on the runway. Party time! For the Wavvy collection and runway show, Chromat collaborated with Dr. Martens, Sorel Footwear and A-Morir Eyewear. All Dr. Marten boots and Sorel sandals had pop neon laces matching back to the outfit. A-Morir, known for their funky and heavily embellished sunglasses made lense-less eyewear in pop colors exclusive for the show. All looks were bold and most certainly, statement making. Not at all for the faint of heart! Although Chromat’s Fall ‘18 collection evoked genuine excitement from the audience, the true highlight were the models. Strong women and men from diverse backgrounds with inspiring stories of strength who refused to be victims of personal circumstance. They were real people with real stories that came to slay the runway. Their fierceness on the runway was inspiring to all in attendance as they brought the collection to life. written by Aja Moore Click HERE to view the full Chromat Fall Winter 2018 collection. #article #chromat #chromatarticle #chromatnyfw18 #fw18 #ajamoore #nyfw #JLauStudio #nyfwarticle #internationalplayground #internationalplaygroundarticlehauturely_dsc_5062hauturely_dsc_5440hauturely_dsc_4828
    Futuristic Pool Party at Chromat Fall Winter 2018 during New York Fashion Week The Chromat Fall ’1
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