Remi Canarie and Creatures of the Wind earn top marks in Chicago magazine.
Remi Canarie and Creatures of the Wind earn top marks in Chicago magazine.
July 19

Fashion Alums Named “Chicago’s Best Local Designers”

The forthcoming "Best of Chicago" edition of Chicago magazine, its popular August issue, names alumni-founded labels Remi Canarie and Creatures of the WindChicago’s Best Local Designers.” Remi Canarie founders Liz Patelski (BFA 2011) and Lisa Panza (BFA 2011) earned the title “Best New Designer” for their Rolling Stones and 1920’s football inspired fall/winter 2013 collection. “Our girl is confident and edgy,” Patelski says. Creatures of the Wind designers Shane Gabier (Fashion, 1995­–98) and Christopher Peters (BFA 2010) “beguiled Anna Wintour, scored a collaboration with J.Crew, and continue to thrill season after season with their risk-taking collections,” the article states, earning Chicago’s choice for “Best Overall Designer.”