Attention fashionistas! Couture for a Cure will put guests right next to the fashion runway on Thursday, October 12. This unique evening features an exclusive preview of Creature of the Wind’s Fall ’17 collection. Designer Shane Gabier will be making a personal appearance at the show! Following the runway fashion presentation, AB will kick-off the after party with live entertainment. All proceeds from the event benefit biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute.
Cocktail attire suggested. Please note, VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission tickets are still available.
Creatures of the Wind was founded in 2008, by Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters. Both are graduates of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Fashion Design. Upon graduation, Gabier moved to Antwerp, Belgium, where he worked first for menswear designer Dirk Schonberger, and later worked for womenswear designer Jurgi Persoons. Peters spent two years doing specialty handwork as a studio assistant to the artist and designer Nick Cave.
The collection was born in Chicago. In June 2008, the first collection was featured on the cover of WWD, with a feature in W Magazine following shortly after. Barney’s New York picked up a selection from Fall 2010, the first season that the collection was shown in New York City. Spring 2011 marked the first full collection, which was shown in September 2010.
Creatures of the Wind has received critical acclaim from international press and media; the collection has been featured in Vogue, Vogue UK, Vogue China, Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Paper, W, Lula, Dazed & Confused, WWD Collections, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair Italia, Flaunt, Elle China, among others.
In 2013, Creatures of the Wind was named on of WWD’s Top Ten New American Fashion Brands to watch, as well as being listed as one the best up-and-coming labels in Business of Fashion’s BoF 500.
In 2011, Gabier and Peters were named runners-up in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. They were honored as Fashion Group International’s Rising Stars in 2011. They were finalists in the International Woolmark Prize for 2013, and were one of 30 international brands to be shortlisted for the 2014 LVMH Prize. In 2014 they won the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear after previously being nominated in both 2012 and 2013.
The collection is driven by concept and narrative; inspiration is drawn from subcultures, mythological themes, and youth culture. Creatures of the Wind regularly collaborate with artists and designers from other disciplines. Past and current collaborators include Tabitha Simmons, Aline Cautis, Pamela Love, Selima Optique, Erickson Beamon, and Matteah Baim.
Amway Grand Plaza Package
Pamper Yourself Spa Package including one overnight stay; $50 food and beverage gift card and $200 spa gift card. Value TBD
Experience Artistry™ innovation with a collection of specialized skincare products and on-trend cosmetics. Value $960
Leigh’s will treat you and three friends to an exclusive in-store experience. First, Leigh’s makeup artists will pamper you with a skincare consultation and makeup application as you enjoy lovely refreshments. Next, you will meet with Leigh’s Creative & Visual Director, Patrick Plank, for a private overview of the season’s hottest fashion trends and how they can be interpreted into your own personal style. Leigh’s has included four $100 gift cards in this package for your shopping enjoyment. To complete the experience, enjoy dinner at any Gilmore Collection restaurant with a $100 gift card! Date to be mutually agreed upon. Value $1,200
Modern Day Floral
An ultimate home dinner experience: Certificate for fresh floral, rental linens, rental chairs, rental tablescape and candlelight, etc. included. Value $1,500
Tote bag – Featuring one of our fabrics from the Home Couture line, this tote is lined with a navy 100% acrylic waterproof fabric with celeste/blue cream linen on the exterior. 13.5” tall 15” wide and 8.5” deep. Value $200
Renewal Skin Spa
Four HydraFacials including hand paraffin. Value TBD
Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information or to become an event sponsor.