NYFW Day 2: CHROMAT + JAY GODFREY

What is great about NYFW in recent years are the brands that are willing to take a risk and do something different.  Two brands that have stood out so far are CHROMAT and JAY GODFREY.

CHROMAT had their SS16 show at Milk Studios, a proper for as their inspiration for the 2016 woman is to "empower the body" by using intelligence capabilities to monitor performance through clothes. A dress that stood out to me was the Adrenaline Dress. The dress is powered by Intel and is made up of 3D printed panels and expandable carbon fiber framework.  When the dress senses adrenaline, the framework extends into a large wing shape. So cray! Totally something from a Tim Burton Batman Movie!

The show also featured two curvy models, highlighting diversity that is a long standing argument in the fashion industry. It's refreshing to see this, as we are flooded with Instagram posts of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner on the runways.

Jay Godfrey's Spring 2016 is inspired by the work of the late interior designer and architect David Collins. Godfrey's designs highlight David Collins' use of simplicity and architectural lines. Keeping to his inspiration of the New York woman in mind, Godfrey melds the classic tailoring techniques of Savile Row with modern silhouettes and luxurious fabrics. The monochromatic collection paid tribute to Collins' work by using different shades of white, ivory, alabaster and cream.  

The runways have been screaming out "POP of COLOR", Godfrey stuck to his design principal and what the actual NYC woman wears in the spring.  He could have swam where the fish were swimming, he didn't. Rock on Jay!

 Jay Godfrey photos by: Dan Lecca Photography

Jay Godfrey photos by: Dan Lecca Photography

Have you guys been seeing the shows, any favs so far? Do tell!

xo

Kos