REVIEW: CREATURES OF THE WIND
Granny chic is sharpened and fired into the future with Creatures Of The Wind this season who successfully delivered a very cohesive collection today. International runway reporters will have seen the Prada flag flying the moment first looks came onto the runway but that’s not a bad thing. COTW brought their own very modern, eloquently executed take on their favourite elements from the 50s and 70s set in American diner pastels and bold wallpaper prints.
There were highlights aplenty. Deep purple slim trousers were paired with a short-sleeved oatmeal, blue and red jacquard blazer. Patent, duo toned brogues were one of the two key shoes of the collection, the other being a mid-height square heeled Mary-Jane accessorized with velvet lace, all made by Tabitha Simmons. Army shirts were cast in off-white crinkle cotton with red wool trim. The over-sized yet tailored coat in gingham check made of plastic raffia and paired with a buttoned down military shirt is sure to sell well.
Design due Shane Gabier and Chris Peters finished off their whole collection by adding design flourishes such as buckle straps borrowed from bondage wear, a smattering of Swarovski crystals on slim-cut, Capri-esque trousers or bold lines of fluorescents across rims of dresses and skirts. A collection to seek out in the stores when SS13 collections hit the floors next spring.
Photography by Ed Kavishe / BFAnyc.com