Creatures of the Wind

Featured Designer, Fashion Finale Judges

Gabier and Christopher Peters founded Creatures of the Wind in 2008. Both are graduates of The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Fashion Design. The collection is driven by concept and narrative: inspiration is drawn from subcultures, mythical themes and youth culture.

In June 2008, the first collection was featured on the cover of WWD, with a feature in W Magazine following shortly after. Barney’s New York picked up a selection from Fall 2010, the first season that the collection was shown in New York City. Spring 2011 marked the first full collection.

The brand has received many accolades, including being named one of Women’s Wear Daily’s “Top Ten New American Fashion Brands to Watch”, as well as being listed as one the best up-and-coming labels in Business of Fashion’s BoF 500.

Production and distribution of the collection are primarily in New York City’s Garment District. Footwear is produced in Italy.

Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Paper, W, WWD Collections, Travel & Leisure, among others