Chromat Was A Beautiful Display Of Inclusive Poolside Fashion

    Pool noodles and all

    by · February 10, 2018

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    For its Fall 2018 collection, Wavvy, Chromat proves yet again that poolside fashion is for all.

    The collection itself was a familiar array of bold and bright swimwear, neoprene dresses and jumpsuits with plenty of cutouts, and athleisure-heavy resortwear—this season, with neon bungee cords being the spotlight detail. Models wore brightly colored half-framed spectacles designed by A-Morir designer Kerin Rose Gold, who also walked in the show.

    The finale was an ode to the pool noodle, with the foamy structures held to bikinis and sheer cover-ups by way of more bungee cords, followed by a lively performance by K Rizz.

    Of course, the beauty was also chock full of aquatic inspiration. An unkempt splash of cerulean blue was swiped under the eyes by Fatima Thomas for M.A.C, while bungee cord headbands and enormous teased and bunched ponytails were created by Kien Hoang for Oribe. Nails by Eda Levenson of Lady Fancy Nails for Chillhouse and CND included pool noodle and bungee cord-inspired paint jobs.

    Chromat’s runway shows have always been known to boast a diverse cast of models, and this season was no different than the rest. Body shapes of all sizes and colors walked the runway. A model in hijab wore a modestly styled version of the label’s neoprene tie up dress. Another model with a prosthetic leg strutted down the catwalk in heels. And another wore her breast cancer surgery scars on display with pride.

    All in all, it was a beautiful display of inclusivity for an area of fashion that doesn’t always feel so, well, inclusive.

    Check out some of our favorite looks, below.

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