The ‪Chromat ‪Underwire Bralette that started it all.

I designed this cage bra back in 2009 in my home studio in Virginia. It was part of an experimental collection of corset boning structures inspired by my obsession with scaffolding for the body. In 2010, after putting a few of these cage bras in the first International Playground pop-up shop, I ended up getting so many orders that I quit my architecture day job in Virginia to move to NYC and do Chromat full time.

What an honor and complete surprise that this bra was the initial catalyst for Chromat’s nomination for the most esteemed fashion award: The‪ CFDA / ‪‎Vogue Fashion Fund.

I’m so grateful for everyone who saw an interesting idea and possibility in this early prototype, and for everyone who has helped Chromat grow as a brand for the past 5 years.

Thank you SO MUCH! I’m in shock and feeling so ‪#‎blessed.