TOUJOURS PROVENCE: Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters are hosting a four-day workshop for 15 SCAD fashion students at the school’s Lacoste, France, outpost. The pair is focusing on the conceptual development of a collection, building upon the students’ experience of summering in Provence. Through Thursday, Gabier and Peters will help students develop their ideas through music, images, drawing, writing, fashion-history discussion and one-on-one consultations. At the end of the crash course, Gabier and Peters want the students to be able to articulate the abstract concept of a collection as it relates to a tangible fashion product. The South of France surroundings will no doubt be a stark change compared with New York. This week, their office will be SCAD Lacoste’s Maison Basse, a recently renovated 16th-century farmhouse that serves as a studio and living space for SCAD students and visiting artists.
July 15, 2014