Creatures of the Wind is one of those rare fashion labels that is able to be super luxe and high fashion but still has that edgy and indie vibe to it. This is very much the aesthetic of its designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters — downtown meets high-end — and, fittingly, their Pre-fall 2017 collection features pieces embroidered with images of weed.
When System Magazine founders Alexia Niedzielski and Elizabeth von Guttman got a whiff of the creations, they requested a special collection be created in tandem with their recent 4/20 “Weed” issue. And the resulting pieces, Niedzielski says, “perfectly captured our approach of smoking weed in couture!”
The collaboration includes four styles — a parka ($2500), a fur coat (made to order), sweaters ($150), and T-shirts (starting at $135) — with hand-drawn embroideries.
Creatures of the Wind’s Chris Peters says of the collaboration: “Marijuana has historically been a symbol of freedom, creativity, and acceptance; it’s been great working with System Magazine, a true champions of these ideals.”