Retro Future: Creatures of the Wind, Fall 2013

Creatures of the Wind’s retro-futurism for Fall 2013 In the relatively short span of time that Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind have been showing at New York Fashion Week, they have lassoed the attention of many a fashion editor – not to mention the CFDA, which made them a runner-up in the 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. Much has been made of CotW’s valiant attempts to inject the commercial into their oddball,... Read More

Red Valentino’s Gingerbread Cottage

“About noon they saw a pretty sn0w-white bird sitting on a bough, and singing so sweetly that they stopped to listen. And when he had finished the bird spread his wings and flew before them, and they followed after him until they came to a little house, and the bird perched on the roof, and when they came nearer they saw that the house was built of bread, and roofed with cakes; and the window was of transparent sugar.” Grimm’s Household... Read More

NYFW SS13: Jen Kao’s Colorblock Haiku

Jen Kao, Spring/Summer 2013 We here at Inkbramble adore Jen Kao, who edged upon the New York Fashion Week scene in 2007 bearing a dreamy strength combined with a meticulous sense of craftsmanship. Her interests have been very diverse from season to season, though her default flavor seems tailor-made for the intrepid wanderers of the world – artfully casual and a little bit kooky, with occasional forays into dark mysticism. For Spring 2013, Ms.... Read More

NYFW SS13: Threeasfour’s Galactic Olympians

Come New York Fashion Week, I always look forward to seeing what crazycreative scheme Threeasfour has hatched for us. Never designers to play to trend, Adi, Ange and Gabi frequently bring sophisticated intellectual themes into their work, aiming to make us think as hard as they have in concocting their vision. Threeasfour, Spring/Summer 2013 This time, without losing the irreverent, thoughtful appeal that makes them special, Threeasfour brought us... Read More

We’ll Eat You Up, We Love You So!

Wolf headdress and socks by Topshop Unique, shirts and leggings by Helmut Lang This was originally published in May of 2010. We are posting again today to honor the life of Maurice Sendak, who gave so much joy to children of all ages for so many years. Wild things ran rampant on the Fall/Winter 2010 runways, gnashing their terrible teeth and showing their terrible claws.  Wolves in particular made a striking appearance at Helmut Lang in New York... Read More

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