CHROMAT FALL/WINTER 2015

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CHROMAT is undoubtedly one of the most interesting brands showing at NY Fashion Week. Their shows are never just ‘models walking down a runway’. They’re a unique spectacle, showcasing some of the most innovative, and architectural clothing of the week. Who else uses glowing LCD lights strapped onto models’ clothing, and foreheads? No one.

Designer Becca McCharen keeps things fresh by reimagining and reinterpreting Chromat’s original cage lingerie and body garments in new ways each season. For fall, that included the addition of feathers, 3d printed jewelry, and more swimwear.

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Backstage, the beauty looks were just as innovative as the clothes. Lead makeup artist Yadim, for Maybelline New York, created a strong, thick, glitter brow for a focal point.

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The final look:
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For hair, lead stylist Amy Farid, for ORIBE created a dramatic look that incorporated latex material from the collection. Hair was pulled back into a high ponytail, which was then wrapped in the latex strips to create a sleek, bondage inspired style.

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To get the look:
1. Prep dry hair with Foundation Mist and Maximista Thickening Spray.
2. Blow-dry the hair straight with a Mason Pearson brush, directing the hair backwards.
3. Use generous amount of Superfine Hair Spray and brush hair back into a very high ponytail. It’s helpful to tilt the head all the way back to get the necessary height. Secure with a bungee. Use a fine-tooth comb and more Superfine Hair Spray to get rid of any bumps and achieve a slick and smooth look.
4. Apply Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream on the ponytail and create a thick rope braid. Mist the braid with Superfine Hair Spray and secure the end with an elastic, leaving about an inch of hair left at the end.
5. Wrap latex around the rope braid. Finish the look with a lot of Shine Light Reflecting Spray for a shiny, almost wet, appearance.
Step by step via ORIBE.

The finished look:
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Nails by Eda Levenson of Lady Fancy Nails, using Cirque Colors polish.

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2015 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

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