Creatures of the Wind
February 13, 2011 New York
The duo's starting point gave the collection a Victorian, time-worn tinge, but it wasn't too literal. Densely knit sweaters had a snug, modern shape, and their tweed skirt was a brilliant aqua, not boring brown. A mohair tartan jacket was eye-catching too, with red beading at the hips that was actually latex extruded through lace. "It's kind of like the Play-Doh Fun Factory," Gabier said of the process. Special, personal details like that are becoming a hallmark of the collection, which is now about three years old. Lace handmade in Calais, France, overlaid a trim charcoal coat; and an otherwise simple plaid button-down came swathed in black tulle. On the other hand, a long-sleeve, floor-length dress was unadorned and lovely. This is a label to watch.