Creatures of the Wind A/W 2016
Scene setting: Creatures of the Wind’s graphic, mid-century-inspired collection found the perfect home within the sumptuous Masonic Hall of the Grand Lodge of Masons New York. Set against the hall’s crimson coloured carpet and gilded columns, the label’s herringbone gilets, boldly striped coats and dresses, and clingy ribbed knits took on a lady-like softness within their elongated silhouettes.
Sound bite: Singling out the work of Charles and Ray Eames, Carl Aubock and Ikko Tanaka as inspiration, Creatures of the Wind co-founder Chris Peters explained, ‘There’s always a stillness and a softness to all of their respective work, but there’s also this really nice energy and that was what we tried to do – making these quieter moments that had these references to natural materials. There is such a functionality to their work and we wanted to have things feel really considered.’
Finishing touches: Shoes were a strong suit this season. Although options ranged from mid-height heels decorated with horn buckles to ponyskin ankle boots hand-painted with a delicate star print, it was a series of wearable calfskin loafers boasting contrasting stitching and carved wooden heels that truly took the cake.