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Yesterday afternoon at Milk in New York, starting off Fashion Week, Chicago-based Chris Peters and Shane Gabier of Creatures Of The Wind showed their Spring 2013 collection. An obvious 60s inspiration can be realized except with a combination of modern and future fabrics. As WWD reports the fabrics were the entry point, describing a custom-made metal holographic brocade and a snake print lame polyamide lamé. From the details in the craftsmanship with these couture-quality fabrics, according to Style, will justify higher prices, at an art level.
The less precious and more wearable collection utilizes their knowledge from specialty fabric mills, vintage fabric resources, Swarovski crystals by the hand of Kristina Sparks and loads of warm wishes from the artististic community. Further reinforcing the importance of this collection was the fact that this was more of a formal runway show rather than a presentation like at Desmund TuTu earlier this year which reflected the collection, which has been described as controlled, countering the wildness that has come through in previous seasons. Reports coming out of the show were high, very high, touting that this collection in particular has caught the attention of fashion's very important people. Next season? Game on.
· Creatures Of The Wind [Official Site]