For Resort, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters tamed their rather extroverted aesthetic into something still whimsical and eccentric but less reliant on "Look At Me" styles and concentrated more on direct, engaging, gay looks for their Resort 2016 collection for their label Creatures Of The Wind. Inspired by Picasso's portraits of his last love, Jacqueline Roque. Given that Picasso and Roque spent most of his later years in the South of France, the collection had a certain French Joie de Vivre going for it that wasn't overtly sunny, but did have it's moments of peeking through here and there!
So the eclectic whimsy of Gabier and Peters shone through succinctly and clearly in a Flora print Pantsuit that was truly Fun and Delightful and perfectly "Right" for the Creatures Of The Wind woman, As was the little SUPER cropped Perfecto in the same print that was paired with a button-down and Pajama-ish pants. A Woven Ombrè Coat had a seasonless appeal (especially with it's Cremè Anglaise coloured Fur collar) and looked perfectly quirky with Marron Glacè Satin slim trousers! These are just a small pinch of the fantastic pieces to be found in the C.O.T.W Resort clothes and many of them, including the aforementioned pieces, are strong enough to become wardrobe staples.
Gabier and Peters have not shot meteorically to the top, they have taken their time and been on the fringe of the establishment for a good bit, it now looks as though, the Fashion Hierarchy is rearranging itself to include the Creatures team of Gabier and Peters into it's fold. I can't find any reasons why that should not be made so, Double Quick!