Creatures of the Wind just debuted their first ever Pre-fall collection. Said to be inspired by “the rise of neo-paganism in the early seventies,” the line is geared towards a very specific taste, as with a lot of this design duo’s collections. Designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters founded this line in 2007 after meeting and beginning an intimate relationship (Dolce and Gabanna like). Gabier was a professor while Peters was an undergraduate student. Initially, the line was Gabier’s own which he began in 2003, but then reworked with Peters to create Creatures of the Wind. I would call this an example of fate working its magic.
In 2008, COFTW debuted the first ever fashion line in which was featured on WWD’s cover and brought it buyers for the line. The next year they showed their line at New York Fashion Week for the first time. Fast forward to 2011, the line ended up being featured in Vogue. That’s a pretty good round of early accomplishments for the new fashion brand. The blending of two people created such good energy. Christopher Peters once described their line as “a cross between both our aesthetics. Shane is more structured, and I’m much more cartoon-y and graphic.” You can most definitely see a mixture of dull and bright in this latest collection from Creatures of the Wind.
Their first ever pre-fall collection is very well uniformed in silhouettes, colors, and theme. Although a lot of this collection seems really specific because of the styling, but there are pieces that work well as separates such as the structured orange top in look 3, mustard cable knit sweater in look 7, and beautiful belted orange jacket in look 16. All of those pieces are really versatile and could work for women of all ages. Congratulations to Creatures of the Wind for a very successful first pre-fall collection. I love the colors chosen. I can only imagine how amazing the Autumn/Winter collection will be. Here’s the full collection!
– Sasha Trusty.