by Susanna Lau .

Changing of the winds

Creatures of the Wind have just scooped up the runner's up prize of the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund which means more eyeballs are on the Chicago based duo Shane Gabier and Chris Peters. Their A/W 2012 collection thankfully didn't undergo the sanitisation process that so often happens to New York raw talent, goaded by people to edit, reduce and in some cases, diminish. A mish-mash of textures was unified by their influence of the book The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies. This otherworldly reference resulted in a real textural gamut - lime mohair tinged with pink lace, a folksy patchwork cape and as seen here, a bubble gum pink leather and striped knit ensemble - all set off with suitably odd but no less covetable shoes by Tabitha Simmons. It was a breath of fresh air (or wind?) at New York to see such daring clothes collaging.

1 comment

  1. amy.ireland
    16:18 27 Feb 2012
    Oh wow that coat is wonderful!