Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind. How cool of a name is that?! Super. Creatures of the Wind is a Chicago- based line (woot! woot!) that just released a capsule collection with J. Crew. So, you already know their on point. Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters, the two behind the designs, were runner ups for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. If you don't know, that's a huge deal. With the recent release of the capsule collection at da Crew, they have been put in national spotlight. Since I'm a native Chicagoan, it's always great to see other Chicagoans doin' it big (cough, cough, Kanye...).

I was first introduced to Creatures of the Wind when I saw some pictures from their Fall 2012 show on Chicago Street Style. I immediately noticed that the collection had an almost theatrical flair, while remaining totally wearable.
Fall 2012 RTW. Photo courtesy of NY Mag
Fall 2012 RTW. Photo courtesy of NY Mag.
Spring 2012 RTW. Photo courtesy of NY Mag.
Spring 2012 RTW. Photo courtesy of NY Mag.
I seriously love this stuff. Their designs for da Crew are lust worthy. If I had money, I would spend it on these shoes. They're called "Psychedelic Oxfords." Come on, it really doesn't get any better than that. 




They popped up in my news feed on Facebook because Amy Creyer from Chicago Street Style just got her pair in the mail and my heart damn near stopped. Not even kidding, I almost keeled over and died. 


This is a four piece collection, and these four pieces are gold. Gold. Check out the other three below and let us know what you think.


                 
Yeah, if any of you out there in the interwebs wanna spot be about a thousands bucks to pick up these items, it'd be greatly appreciated. I can't say I'd ever pay you back, but you would forever hold a special place in my heart as the person who frivolously hands out money to teenage girls. And honestly, that's fine with me.