Creatures of the Wind's AW13 collection is all about finding "peacefulness and tranquility in the artificial." Wearing a baseball cap (Chris) and a beanie (Shane), the designers spoke about breaking up the silhouette using disparate materials, like vinyl panels juxtaposed with hand-woven French jacquard. Through big smiles they told me the title of the collection was Candy, and as models walked down a runway lit with rose and amber lollipop circles, the glitter on their Tabitha Simmons pumps definitely caused a number of editors to salivate. The theme of plasticity came through even in the hair, which was crimped into waves, looking like the models slept in braids, or machines churned out their set of heads, replicating their curls.
At the finale, the girls walked over the concrete runway in a wave rather than a line. Seeing each girl's features emphasised that even clothed in vinyl, we retain our individuality. And yet, in their perfectly tailored looks it seemed as if these perfect candy girls would melt in a sudden rainstorm. Which is great, because we'd get to keep their clothes.