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GRETA CONSTANTINE - SS18 PRESENTATION - EVENT RECAP

Tuesday, September 12, 2017



Though we were not at NYFW we were able to reach a few of our favorite Designers we met earlier this year who presented at Style Week Ja! The next series of posts will feature those Designers and their presentations at New York Fashion Week for Spring 2018. Kicking off this series is Toronto based, Jamaican born designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong of their womenswear label,

The Designers joined by Tami Williams Francesca Curran, Naki Depass + 20 Canadian models, 2 Designers, 1 Brand with Priority overnight to NYFW. Wong and Pickersgill celebrate 10 years with a Canadian-Girl-Gang invasion at New York Fashion Week.

ABOUT GRETA CONSTANTINE – SPRING SUMMER 2018
Sequins and high-octane hues characterized the designers’ creations for the season. Second-skin sequins, in rose, sea blue, gold, silver, and black. Boyfriend tuxedo pants, track suits, and 80-s glam are ever-present.  A sequin patchwork mini with gathered sheer sequin and tulle floor-length panel livens the nightscape courtesy of its sharp lines. Angular references appear also in a sequined jumpsuit whose severe proportions evoke a nod to Grace Jones. By contrast, a chain-linked gold-and-silver jumpsuit over tops black jersey is brash in its pattern but louche in silhouette.  Classic baseball jackets, a sportswear staple, become anything but as flashes of sequins envelope black-and-white knit ribbing.  Elsewhere, gathered strips of tulle afford a graphic feel to the asymmetrical hemline of a V-neck sheath and the sleeve of a one-shoulder mini.  

ABOUT GRETA CONSTANTINE 

CAFA 2016 Womenswear Designer of the Year winner Greta Constantine is an accessible luxury line of ready-to-wear womenswear based in Toronto, Canada. Designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, considered the “jersey boys of Toronto,” have rapidly accumulated a clientele comprised of international socialites and celebrities alike. The label itself is derived from the combination of the name of Stephen’s mother, Greta, with that of Kirk’s grandfather, Constantine. The pair works together in their Toronto area studio -- conceptualizing, exploring, and challenging the fashions of today for the women of tomorrow.

The inevitable product of their focus on the female form is design emboldened by sexuality. Yet sexuality and femininity more generally, are socially constructed in a dichotomous manner: ladylike or seductive; prim and pretty or body-skimming and revealing. However, for Pickersgill and Wong, these dichotomies mustn’t be treated as mutually exclusive properties. In the elegantly seductive world of Greta Constantine, it’s not surprising to see a backless top paired with a flared, midi-length skirt or a boxy, ruffle hem sleeveless dress that barely grazes mid-thigh in a shade of salmon, no less. And while the dresses themselves may be constricting to the female form, there’s something truly freeing about wearing a piece that is equal parts matron and vixen. After all, sometimes you just want to be both.

Celebrity fans of Greta Constantine include: TARJI P. HENSON, JESSICA BIEL, KARLIE KLOSS, OLIVIA WILDE, MARY J. BLIGE, RITA ORA, MILEY CYRUS, LANA DEL REY, COCO ROCHA, LEIGH LEZARK, YARA SHAHIDI, MICHELLE MONAGHAN, ALLISON WILLIAMS, ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO, GRACE MAHARY, ERIN MORIARTY, LESLIE MANN, FRIEDA PINTO, TATIANA MASLANY, NICOLE RICHIE, and more. Greta Constantine has graced the pages of British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Essence, Fashion Magazine, Flare Magazine, Glamour, InStyle, Marie Claire, Maxim Magazine, Us Weekly, WWD, and more...

Greta Constantine is currently at the following retailers; Lord & Taylor, Kleinfeld, Etoile La Boutique, Harrods and Holt Renfrew in addition to select independent retailers worldwide including 24Fab in Spain, Andrews in Canada, Covet in Ireland, Edition-K in Austria, Etre in Saudi Arabia, Per Lei Couture in Qatar, Piaff in Lebanon, and The Pretty Committee in Mexico.


Greta Constantine Designer Kirk Pickersgill, Model Naki Depass and Greta Constantine Designer Stephen Wong

THE SHOW





TAMI WILLIAMS attends the GRETA CONSTANTINE SS18 NYFW PRESENTATION on SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 IN NEW YORK CITY. (Tami Williams is wearing Greta Constantine)







The Look Book




LOOK 1
Orange silk tulle FAUSTINO dress with chain strap detail Multi-colour asymmetrical sequin MARSHALL jacket Black silk tulle DANIELE crinoline 
LOOK 2
Multi-colour/fabrication MANUEL dress with sequin train on hip 
LOOK 3
Green strapless silk tulle LANDON bodysuit
Pink sequin BRUCE baseball jacket with sheer contrast sleeves 
LOOK 4
Multi-colour sequin MORGAN dress with hood Black sequin GIO TRACK PANT with gathered hem 
LOOK 5
Violet brocade BERTRAND jacket with peplum and zipper detail Yellow silk tulle FREDRICO dress with tube style straps Black silk tulle DANIELE crinoline with sequin trim 
LOOK 6
Black cropped satin BRUCETTE bomber jacket Blue sequin DUNCAN dress with gathered tulle hem

LOOK 7
Orange strapless silk tulle KELWYN gown Black sequin BRUCE baseball jacket

LOOK 8
Black silk wool NAZARIO bra
Black dot tulle DAVIDE bodysuit
Purple brocade LARSON skirt with horsehair trim Black tulle LARSON CRINOLINE 
LOOK 9
Blue/black sequin EDOARDO vest
Black/silver mixed fabrication COSIMO skirt with hip train detail


LOOK 10
Blue sequin TRIXIE bolero with black silk wool trim detail Green silk tulle FAUSTINO dress with tube style straps Black silk tulle DANIELE crinoline

LOOK 11
Black dot tulle DAVIDE bodysuit
Black silk wool NAZARIO bra
Blue sequin loose fit tuxedo GIO pants
Multi-colour leather CLIFFORD jacket with peplum and zipper detail

LOOK 12
Multi-colour leather BAIN jacket with peplum and zipper detail Black sequin GIO TRACK PANT with gathered hem

LOOK 13
Gold chain sequin GIOVANNI jumpsuit with black silk wool neck bow

LOOK 14
Silver LAZARIO bra
Black sequin sheer loose fit FILLIPO top Black SEQUIN SCARF
Black fitted SEQUIN LEGGINGS 
LOOK 15
Gold sequin ORDELL dress with black silk wool teacup style skirt Black tulle CRINOLINE

LOOK 16
Gold sequin BOGDAN jumpsuit with angel style sleeves

LOOK 17
Black sequin CELSO cat suit with shoulder overlay

LOOK 18
Gold chain sequin GABRIELE dress with gathered shoulder detail and skater style skirt 

LOOK 19
Pink sequin one shoulder GIACOMO dress with gathered tulle sleeve detail

LOOK 20
Pink sequin NERO dress with cowl neck with chain strap detail Black sequin GIO TRACK PANT with gathered hem

LOOK 21
Black sequin halter GIUSEPPE bodysuit with gathered tulle neck detail Black silk tulle ALFIO skirt with blue sequin contrast detail







Photo Credits
GRETA CONSTANTINE SS18 PRESENTATION EVENT IMAGERY - Photographer: Yvonne Tnt/BFA.com 

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