Racial diversity only marginally improved 0.4 percent at NYFW for fall 2018, according to the Fashion Spot, which analyzed casting for for 82 shows and found that models of color accounted for merely 37.3 percent of models. While 0.4 percent is hardly progress, it is a leap from 2015, when it was just 20.9 non-white.
Chromat runway show is a powerful example of what happens when you ditch firmly held notions about beauty and conventional casting.

How often do fashion crowds cheer at the sight of a cancer survivor in a sheer slip and barely-there thong? You don't. That only happens at a Chromat show. More importantly, we need to look beyond the model casting for the show and see what Chromat is actually doing for their customer base: creating clothes that are flexible enough to adapt to one's personal situation. Take Chromat's zippered maillots, for example. They've become a staple for the brand because they work for women of almost any size. Tall, short, heavy, small, these outfits work!
Through their runway and product line, Chromat offers something different—a glimpse of real women in all their glory, actively making fashion more interesting.
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