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Irina Kravchenko (Woman) and Irene Hiemstra (DNA) backstage at Creatures of the Wind SS15Photography by Lea Colombo

Creatures of the Wind SS15

Shane Gabier and Chris Peters kick off New York with illusions and eye-catching prints inspired by 'the fantasy of travel to nowhere'

Initial reaction:

A road trip across the USA culminates in a luxurious wedding in Palm Springs: lush beading on cotton with messy post-car hair and airy silhouettes.

Atmospheric inspiration:

Creative directors Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters were inspired by the Fata Morgana: an illusion of the horizon that appears in the desert and the arctic. Objects in the distance appear compressed and stretched, and it's hard to tell what's real. Lines of packed beading and bursts of sequins twinkled on the runway; on cotton as crisp and clear as the sky, these details were mesmerising like distant mirages. A plethora of ties in the back – on halter tops and wrap skirts and even belts – proved that there's more to a look than initially meets the eye.

Feet first:

Although Chris said the collection was inspired by "the fantasy of travel to nowhere," we know what we want to come with us on our next trip: Creatures' woven platform mules.

Last season Creatures of the Wind debuted a serene collection inspired by traditional Japan. See it below: