Sample Size T Shirt Sends Fashion Week Into A Spin

Fashion brand Chromat do things right.

Chromat, a NY-based clothing line, is our new favourite fashion house after it debuted its Saturation collection at New York Fashion Week. For two reasons: 1. Their whole collection was inspired by wet t-shirts, "to reclaim the experience of hiding under a giant T-shirt at a pool party and make it a garment to wear proudly." and 2. They created "sample size" shirts and sent them down the runway, making a huge political statement about body diversity and body positivity. And now you will want one.

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Chromat offers sizes XS-3XL as standard. Which is sublime in itself.

"'Sample sizing' tends to be an excuse that other designers cite as a reason why they don't feature a range of sizes in their runway shows. At Chromat, we know that the designer has the power to choose what size they prototype their collection in," the label stated in a press release. "Our goal is to encourage more designers to sample their collections in a range of sizes, in order to celebrate all different size bodies on the runway."

They also sent a hugely diverse range of models down the runway  -- again showing how inclusive they are -- like activist and model Mama Cax who walked the runway with her prosthetic leg.

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Albino model  Diandra Forrest also walked, as did trans activist Layna Bloom

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“I wanted to reimagine the whole idea of throwing a ginormous shirt over your swimsuit at the pool because you’re too embarrassed to be seen,” Becca McCharen-Tran, the designer, told Vogue backstage about the Saturation collection. “To take that moment of vulnerability and make it something to be proud of.”

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The Sample Size shirt itself is available to buy on Chromat's website for $60 US, which has a message for us all. "Every size is Sample Size. Click 'add to cart' if you agree."

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