The Chromat SS12 Dark Cross film follows two girls extracted from the Dark Cross collection lost in a hot and sticky industrial wasteland who escape to the cool summer sea.
Video by Hunter Pharis Johnson
Music by Mutwawa
Styled by Lizzie Arneson
Modeled by Cherisse Gray and Candice Fortin
Special Thanks to Odilon Ngonda
The Chromat Spring/Summer 2012 swim collection was inspired by Roman Catholic cathedrals, devout hooded women and pagan rituals. A gorgeous ornate cathedral in which a group of nuns are ensconced motivated the complex swimwear treatment. The collection expresses the symbolic power of religious iconography like crosses and pentagrams into a elaborate ornamental structure for the body, like the facade of the cathedral. The pieces attempt to recreate a bathing suit version of the nun’s habit, or what she might be wearing underneath her dark robes.