Deconstruction of bygone eras at Creatures of the Wind

New York: Creatures of the Wind was founded in 2008 in Chicago and shortly after Shane Gabier and Chris Peters moved to New York. The design duo endeavours to avoid trends, instead, collections are driven by concept and narrative. This season was a melting pot of the past and the lines between the ‘20s, ‘60s and 70’s were blurred whilst inspiration was mainly drawn from American pop culture of the pre disco era. The title ‘Americana’ was manipulated through an off-kilter lens – stars appeared on fur stoles in black and yellow rather than the expected red, white and blue while stripes were shown on beautifully tailored cashmere pieces. Refined tailoring of double-breasted coats with spread collars were juxtaposed with short sixties silhouettes and abstracted bell sleeves. Appliquéd silver and gold on pink and black chiffon, and fur worn over flower dresses generated a ‘70s glam feel.  All in all it was a playfully and naively deconstructed iconography of bygone eras. – Christa Kaufmann

Theme: America’s pop-culture of bygone eras

Key Items: Mini-dresses / Double-breasted coats and jackets / Turtleneck / Trumpet sleeve blouse / Capes / Cropped trousers / Fur jackets / Silk dresses

Colour: Off-white / Black / Cognac / Grey / Salmon / Camel / Egg yolk yellow / Gold / Silver

Materials & Trims: Wool / Cotton / Knit / Cashmere / Silk / Chiffon / Satin

Print & Pattern: Plaids / Gingham / Abstract Floral / Scalloped silver and gold appliqué

Accessories & Footwear: Chunky chelsea boots / Flatform shoes / Slip-on shoes / Mules / Suede platform sandals

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