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Creatures of the Wind Show Intellectualized Restraint, Not As Much Art School Cool

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Photos: Racked National Said by our sister site, Racked National as "one big, funky recess" and hailed by others like Style as plastic unrealness in response to last season's artisanal folk, the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection from Creatures of the Wind was more so than Nemo, a top headline yesterday.

Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters' [well-conceived] concept of 'candy' as a bright and slick edible material object evoking an unrealistic or inedible plastic was translated into shiny, vinyl and Swarovski embroideries among other new-age techniques. The shapes were boxy and masculine formed by a complex variety of high-low materials like handwoven multicolored French jacquard and a stoic Japanese military wool.

This was aforementioned well-concieved concept of candy was the bridge between an alt punk art school soul and designs that are commercially viable for retailers--or in other words, less whimsey. Though this evolution into a more mature/less arty realm, being only their second runway presentation does come at a price. As Vogue points out, Shane and Chris "may have left behind some of the whimsical and enchanting idiosyncrasies that first caught the world's attention." Love it or hate it? Let us know in the comments.
· Creatures of the Wind [Official Site]
· All Creatures of the Wind Coverage [Racked]
· Game On at Creatures of the Wind Show [Racked]