Monday, October 11, 2010

Chromatics

All Chromat lookbook photos shot by Johnny Fogg.

A few months back, I had the pleasure of meeting Becca McCharen, one half of the team behind Chromat. Becca kindly lent me a whole bunch of pieces from her collection to play with, and I was immediately hooked! Becca likes to party as much as I do, and designs many of her outfits for girls like us, who live to dress up, and don't mind being mistaken for a tranny once in a while. For Spring 2011, Becca and her partner Emily Kappes expanded on their Cities and Cages collection, with more body-transforming silhouettes, and gravity-defying boning tricks. The geometric constructions were inspired by shoji screens in Japanese architecture, and with this in mind, you can easily see the influence of Becca's background as an architect coming through in the engineering of her work. I've already arranged to trade some Triskaidekaphobia jewelry for the full-body cage dress, and you can currently find Chromat at International Playground, which is now open on both coasts!









-Tiffany

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5 comments:

somewherebetweenwakingandsleeping said...

"designs many of her outfits for girls like us, who live to dress up, and don't mind being mistaken for a tranny once in a while"
god i love the way you write! i have been reading your blog for a long time and im sorry i dont comment more often but just wanted to tell you how much i appreciate and love your blog. you guys are wonderful and so inspiring to me - if you're ever headed down to sydney, please let me know!
love always,
tanya
xx

ps. the title of this post had me going back to listen to one of my "old" favourite songs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFOxribt3kA
: )

kendal croix. said...

those pieces are so gorgeous.

Six Six Sick said...

Tanya-

I always appreciate your comments! There's a chance I might be heading to Australia come Christmas, if so I will makes sure to let you know! As for the Chromatics song, it's one of my favorites too!

xx
Tiffany

Buffy Leigh said...

Oh, Becca and her designs are so lovely! I had the pleasure of meeting her during NYFW and I look forward to the day when I can own my own Chromat piece. Great post!

wobblinbetty said...

stunning pieces! want them all!