It’s an interesting moment for Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters.Clearly, the designers are set on the development of Creatures of theWind beyond limited-viability editorial charm, a direction evident intheir last two collections. With a recent investment of cash from theLos Angeles-based Dock Group, they can now focus more fully on thecreative side of this endeavor.  


The designers called their spring collection “The PaleHyperborea,” after the mythological Greek paradise of nonspecificlocation; they were drawn to the notion of the ephemeral. Thus, theyworked the nonspecific angle with vague tropical and desert referencesin their palette, the latter emergent from a current fascination withEugene Von Bruenchenhein’s Fifties photographs of his wife, stagedpictures in which she looked like an “other-worldly being,” according toGabier.

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