Creatures of the Wind – CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2011 Hopeful

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind Fall Winter 2011

Fall Winter 2011

Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind are among those shortlisted for the CDFA /Vogue Fashion Fund 2011 hopefuls, the winner of which to be announced November 14 in New  York.

CDFA is the acronym for The Council of Fashion Designers of America – their event is annual having commenced in 2003.

Others on the shortlist include Ohne Titel, Cushnie et Ochs, Suno and Finn Jewellery.  There are ten on the shortlist all told – full details on the CDFA website.

Previous winners Proenza Schouler and their designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are on this years judging panel along with US Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Steven Kolb and chaired by Diane von Furstenberg.

The award is based on the finalists most recent collections. They also have to produce a design project for L’Oreal Paris. The fashion challenge gets ever more daunting.

The awards for the winner last totalled $100,000K so a different order of magnitude to the award noted in my last post for the Dorchester Collection.

I would not like to venture what Creatures of the Wind might produce. Their Spring Summer 2011 collection was a two-tone pallette in the main with occasional forays into browns and yellows. Their Fall Winter 2011 collectoin in contrast was a vivid collection of reds and oranges if black not abandoned entirely.

The company is US based but they do have stockists in several other fashion capitals such as London, Milan and Tokyo.

Time will tell if Creatures of the Wind and their creative use of fabrics and colour will take away an award.Creatures of the Wind Spring Summer 2011