Friday, February 17, 2012

Emerging Designers-Creatures of the Wind

Chicago-based duo Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of design label Creatures of the Wind describe their Fall 2012 collection as inspired by The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies, a seventeenth-century book by the Scottish Episcopalian minister Robert Kirk in which he collected his parishioners' tales of the supernatural. Though not technically a brand-new label, Creatures of the Wind has been getting a great deal of (well-deserved) media attention lately, with their feature on an online reality show The Fashion Fund (which you should seriously check out if you're prepared to become addicted) and their dreamy Fall '12 collection. The new collection features stripey mohair sweaters, daring patent dresses, brocade pants (that I'm obsessed with on so many levels), and mixed prints.

Swooning. Can I have it now please?