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Creatures of the Wind - RTW Fall 2012

 Creatures of the Wind - RTW Fall 2012
NEW YORK - Shane Gabier and Chris Peters picked up a runner-up prize from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund last November
 The Chicago-based duo is no doubt getting advice from all sides now on how to turn their tiny label into a thriving bigger business.
In a preview of their Fall collection they pointed to new pieces with more-accessible-than-usual price tags, like stripey mohair sweaters, silk slipdresses made in collaboration with Araks Yeramyan, and an A-line popover top in clashing prints.

“It’s about magical transformation,” said Peters before the show, providing a fair description of the collection’s combination of offbeat whimsy and fine-tuned chic. What opened with a long, black dress of filmy pleats quickly turned into a world of colors with a retro tinge that echoed in the cut of the clothes.

A fluffy mohair sweater in big pink-and-black stripes was worn over lace pants in iridescent purple against mustard brown. Thick leathers came in kitschy vintage-car-interior tones, such as a full skirt in eel green, and a structured, bubblegum-pink cape.
More classic, but still quirky, was the tailoring: a gray peacoat with a rainbow tweed hem worn over a silk slip skirt, and blouses done with patchwork flowers, bedazzled decals at the shoulders and words embroidered down the front. It was the definition of eclectic — never repetitive yet, as a whole, everything made sense.
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