Fashion brand Chromat brought diversity to the catwalk during New York Fashion Week by an inclusive group of people, including transgender stars and large models.
On Saturday, the swim- and sportswear brand Chromat unveiled its new spring / summer 2020 collection in New York City during the fashion week – all modeled by a diverse group of stars who strut their stuff for cameras.
The runway exuded inclusiveness when models that were transgender, plus-size, pregnant and from different ethnic groups show off the new collection.
For everyone: swimwear brand Chromat held its fashion show for New York Fashion Week, and it included a varied cast of models such as Hunter McGrady (photo)
Including: the fashion brand wanted a varied cast on the catwalk to model its spring / summer 2020 collection. This included transgender model Carmen Carrera
Powerful: Ericka Hart, a breast cancer survivor, ran topless to show her operating scars
Chromat celebrated its 10th anniversary as a brand with the new collection, and it decided that the best way to represent the new line was through diversity.
In addition to showing models of all races, ages and sizes on the catwalk, the brand also made it so that people could buy the collection online from this week – creating a direct relationship between the consumer and the fashion show.
Founder Becca McCharen-Tran told Fashion it was the way of the brand to move forward in the ever-evolving fashion industry.
& # 39; It was just a big question who we are, what our goals are and who we want to be & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; I grew up in the creative community and I know what it's like to be a creative person, to be an artist and to be on the budget of an artist. I never wanted to exclude anyone based on their ability to pay a $ 300 bathing suit. So I think the more accessible we can be in our price, the more inclusive we can be. & # 39;
Included in the runway line-up was Sports Illustrated star Hunter McGrady, 26, when she modeled a one-piece blue velvet across the runway.
She was accompanied by the 34-year-old transgender star Carmen Carrera, who is known to appear earlier on RuPaul & # 39; s Drag Race.
Send a message: Plus-size model Tess Holliday, 34, who gained confidence in a striking dress – adorned with the expression & # 39; sample size & # 39; about the fabric
Show for everyone: the catwalk show also included pregnant models and people of different ages, ethnic groups and genders
Exciting time: Chromat, a brand for swimming and sportswear, celebrated its 10-year anniversary with the new collection
All ages: even several children appeared on the catwalk
Now available: the brand has also made it so that people can buy the collection online
Other monumental moments during the show were children on the catwalk and a model proudly holding her pregnant belly in a pink velvet swimsuit set.
Model Ericka Hart, a breast cancer survivor, surprised the crowd during the fashion show when she appeared topless on the runway to show her scars from her fight against the disease.
Joining Ericka and others on the catwalk, he was a body activist and a large model, Tess Holliday, 34, who gained confidence in a striking dress – adorned with the expression & # 39; sample size & # 39; about the fabric.
The creative ensemble was completely white with & # 39; sample size & # 39; written in black font over multiple parts of the fabric.
The message was a response to criticism of the sample size that is now closer to & # 39; child size & # 39; for other fashion brands.
Strutting stuff: When Tess appeared on the catwalk on Saturday, she radiated confidence in the tight-fitting dress with the words & # 39; sample size & # 39; about the fabric
Imagine a pose: the Chromat fashion show last weekend was not the first time it decided to push the idea of diversity on the catwalk
Fortunately: & # 39; The bulk of the feedback was that people love Chromat because of our mission and that we celebrate on the catwalk & # 39 ;, founder Becca McCharen-Tran told Vogue
Celebrating: Chromat celebrated its 10th anniversary in the industry
The piece worn by Tess, and the Chromat mission as a whole, is driven by customers of the brand, Becca explained to Vogue.
& # 39; The bulk of the feedback was that people love Chromat because of our mission and that we celebrate on the catwalk, which was very clear on our social channels, & she said.
The Chromat fashion show last weekend was not the first time it was decided to push the idea of diversity onto the catwalk.
In previous years, the brand's fashion show also included a wide range of models. This continued on Saturday with the celebration of the coming collection and the 10-year anniversary of the brand.
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