Friday, February 7, 2014

• Creatures of the Wind • A/W 14 •

In 2008 Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters founded Creatures of the Wind. The duo are graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Frequenting their collection are themes of folklore mixed with youth culture. In 2012 they were nominated for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear at the CFDA's Fashion Awards. For Spring they were inspired by Greek mythology and for fall; transcendence, was on their mood boards

The clothes were mostly airy with a few cinched waist here and ther. The hues were mainly subdued, bar a few looks where metallic greens and blues were donned. 

One of my favourite looks was the mint green holographic laser cut skirt and a blue wool cardigan tied at the waist. The moss green and mint two tone floral print cropped blazer was another sublime look from the collection.

I got hints of the forties in the collection. It strangely reminded me of Jessica Lange in American Horror Story. A glossy white double breasted overcoat and a wild mushroom coloured jacket in particular put these ideas in my mind. The looseness also reminded me of the forties.

Models wore braided hairstyles, and some sported caps. Tabitha Simmons designed the quirky shoes. The styling is as always impeccable.

Designers outdoing themselves is becoming so popular. Shane and Christopher manage to do that every season.

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