Creatures of the Wind presented its spring 2017 show for New York Fashion Week Thursday afternoon. The presentation was more of a beautiful hum than an explosive show, by keeping the color scheme rather monochromatic and the styling ready-to-wear. As a show, everything seemed a bit dated, but in a successful way, as it came across as more of a throwback than a misstep. That method of presentation made it even easier to look at the pieces individually and appreciate their versatility.
The tops in the Creatures of the Wind spring 2017 collection were constructed beautifully, and proved to be the pieces with the most potential for wardrobe versatility. Airy blouses are an essential addition to any working woman’s wardrobe in the spring/summer, to keep you looking professional while combatting the hot sun. That concept was explored through tops and dresses alike; the label is making it easy to stay cute and comfy. The collection also used heavier fabrics to counterbalance the breezy prints.
Even though this was a spring/summer collection, the colors seemed to be more closely related to a fall one. This was especially obvious in areas like the first look, with a long denim jacket-dress over a pale orange pant tucked into snakeskin boots.
So, some of the pieces and the overall color palette of the Creatures of the Wind spring/summer 2017 collection would be better suited for a fall/winter collection, but with how beautiful the designs are, and with the light spring attitude of the lighter fabrics, it actually worked well as an overall collection. It just expands beyond spring, so this one line could be referenced for a year’s wardrobe.
There was only one piece in the collection that fell on the questionable side. The label’s yellow tank dress fell flat, especially in comparison to all of the lovely construction of garments through the rest of the line. As a result of the shape and size of the dress’s bust, the loose-fitting knee-length hem, and the way it hang away from the model’s body, it wasn’t a flattering piece – and if it doesn’t look flattering on the runway, there is a good chance it won’t look flattering elsewhere!
Other than that hiccup, the well-tailored garments created a lovely runway experience. Oftentimes muted collections like this fly under the radar, but in this case, it was a standout line.
The complex construction of some pieces seemed effortless on the runway, and even the most wearable pieces carried elegant luxury. Such is the way of the brand, as it has shown for the past nine years.
This is one collection that will be memorable from the runway this NYFW, because sometimes simplicity really makes a greater impact than any boisterous runway show ever could.
Photos courtesy of WWD