Chromat: Where Architecture and Undergarments Meet

Inspiration, Reviews

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Designer Becca McCharen’s design label, Chromat, was born after she married her love for architecture with her passion for fashion design. Her valiantly bold designs reflect the maps and scaffolding of the New York City environment. These extraordinary undergarments are awe-inspiring and truly an experimental piece. How do you wear them? Not quite sure. But, I’m willing to give it a try.

Menswear Monday: Munsoo Kwon SS15


Munsoo Kwon’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, “Kite Flies over Han River on a Lazy Afternoon” merges visual experimentation with progressive tailoring to create a novel collection that embodies the dichotomous nature of the Han River and reflects the contemporary evolution of men’s fashion.

Menswear Monday: Andrea Cammarosano FW14/15


Andrea Cammarosano FW1415

It’s always an exciting and refreshing moment when I happen upon new local talent, especially when said-talent is a fashion design instructor at Academy of Art University. Andrea Cammarosano, a San Francisco-based fashion designer, is the latest installment of “Menswear Monday.” The Italian-born designer’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection, “We Are Not Afraid of Ruins,” is a high aesthetic menswear collection that not only looks good, but feels good too.

Menswear Monday: Ximon Lee

Inspiration, Reviews

Recent Parsons graduate, Ximon Lee, used the tattered and heavily layered clothing styles of children in Moscow as his inspiration for his graduating thesis collection, “Children of Lenengradsky.”

Mental for Mazuki



One can only imagine recent Academy of Art fashion design graduate, Vivian Mazuki’s state of mind at the 2014 Graduation Fashion Show. Sitting among the presences of three generations of Missoni women—not to mention other industry leaders such as Suzy Menkes—Mazuki sent her graduating collection down the runway that not only demonstrated her education at the Academy, but proved she has what it takes to be a fashion designer.