With the New York Fashion Week on now, we are warmly greeting the Creatures of the Wind spring/summer 2016 collection rocking on the runway. It was in the not-too-distant past that the graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters teamed up to express themselves by means of designing clothing pieces and it was in 2011 that they allowed wide masses to relish their creatures of the wind on the runway. Explaining the motives of the brand’s appellation being taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Wild is The Wind’, the designers are automatically presenting their own spirits, which are to vacillate and wave intensely enough as to engender those stunning creatures.
This time around the windy hearts seem to take the talented designers back to the past times to collect all of their favorite things, give them some modern touches and enthusiastically forward them to the runway. What we see as a result is an array of garment pieces ranging from ‘30s-inspired tea dresses, motorcycle jackets brought from the ‘40s, floral prints and wallpaper patchwork, as well as classic suits – from the ‘70s. The Creatures of the Wind spring 2016 collection contains everything possible to provide you with head-to-toe cool dressing – flaring pants and classic suits, mini, midi and maxi skirts and frocks with versatile designs, a range of tops, trenches, cropped jackets and vests. And what is most important is that the collection is very flexible in terms of functioning for various occasions. Evidently the designers are playing tricky to keep us with the collection all the season round.
Some of the looks showcased on the runway are standing out with their somehow gothic twist – black elongated trenches, dark mak-up and cold, unaffected eyes. We may notice in the collection a strong tendency to combine pants and maxi dresses on a single look spreading some sprezzatura around. The hues of the collection are generally cold among them being black, blue, khaki, olive green, silver grey and white. However the designers have included bright coral and yellow in the designs as well in order to enlighten the whole runway and to hint us about the upcoming spring’s trendy colors.
Another signature detail of the new lineup is fishnet tights that are peeping even beneath the pants and make the women look a little bit flirty and sensual. Floral prints are again in the full swing; we can notice embroidered roses, bluestars, bellflowers and daisies scattered here and there on the pieces. The designers have apparently got a little piece of inspiration from the night sky too, since some of the staples are romantically styled with star designs.
Judging from the Creatures of the Wind fashion line, we can come to a conclusion that the designers are considering the ideal woman to be adventurous and smart enough as to create crazy combinations throughout the upcoming spring.
Photos courtesy of Vogue