Yes, Blog Reader, it is that time of year again. The time of year when, in the words of Carrie Bradshaw: “Women of New York leave the past behind and look to the future… This is known as Fashion Week.”
First up in my New York Fashion Week series for SS15 is Creatures of the Wind. Last season, Creatures of the Wind presented a collection inspired by Japan. For SS15, designer Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters took inspiration from the phrase “”the fantasy of travel to nowhere”; with a theme of East-meets-West for a collection showcasing mixed prints, layering, a splattering of sequins, embroidery and beading and some fantastic athletic inspired notes (a linen hoodie; piping on pants and day dresses).
The colour palette for the show was varied. As these backstage photos from Sonny Vandevelde demonstrate, the palette moved from relaxing light blue and cheerful lemon yellow to black, crimson and scarlet red (which I learned in writing this post is associated with happiness in Asian cultures, as opposed to the arresting danger implicit in this shade for the West). There were some great details – lots of ties situated at the back and chunky belts over coats.
Overall the show felt energizing. Perfect for travelling just anywhere, really.
See more Creatures of the Wind HERE.