00X / Chptr. X (remixed)
No season or gender rules
Chptr X. spring Summer 22 collection by CHRISTIAN COLORADO “Chptr X.” it’s a new chapter for our brand after 6 years of exploring our identity between searches, silhouettes, fabrics, zippers, non-conventional materials, ups and downs, spikes, loss and glories, we start made some statements since the past season with a new beginning for us as a brand understanding how the world is changing and how we have to roll with it, we're living in a brand-new world with new identities, new individuals and new needs. In our past collections we explore and materialize childhood dreams, political issues, doubts, and joys, for the spring-summer 22 we turn around something very important for our Latin culture: the telenovelas, giving them a new twist with very deep and superficial questions:
What if we did a telenovela back in the '90s with the issues, identities and acknowledge that we have in the present?
What about a non-binary main character?
What would be the subject of the whole Drama?
Which will be the personalities of the people involved in the drama?
What would be the name?
Which aesthetic they will have?
How do the roles fight about between the main characters, what it's good, and what it's bad??
Those were our breakpoints at the begging, we must answer all that questions with our very self- aesthetic vision, we break down too many clichés and give them a new twist like taking all that “kitsch” that we’d seen on TV and giving them a new life like a white tuxedo, the theme song, the “Galan” the villain, the furniture, sexiness, Big hair, big shoulders, big drama, etc.
In this research, we realize how a white suit made an impressive statement for a “Galan Latino” That's why we take as the protagonist on this collection, and we reinterpreted in different ways and different materials as Linen, corduroy, PVC, and Rayon, and deconstruct and construct them again for the new identities (GalanX, Galana, Galane).
Another statement piece that we found very important was the corset, used in a lot of important occasions as quinceañeras (also called quinceaños or simple quinces, it’s the celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday, marking her passage from girlhood to womanhood), weddings and using a lot for female villains in telenovela dramas, we switch the rhetoric and made it for male or non-binary ones in our iconic industrial mesh.
For the shirts we play for so many roles binging the sexy as the start point, they can be used as an oversized shirt, a kimono, light jacket or a dress, made in raw linen.
This collection was showing during the NYFW SS22 season, for the THAILAND FASHION WEEK, we mix and match with our FW21/22, bring back some of the most iconic pieces of that collection trying to make some points that we have in the CHRISTIAN COLORADO brand, “fashion don’t have rules”, no gender or season ones.
Photos: Alexander Alejo | Cinematography: Santiago Caldas | Make-up & Hair: Mofin