Spring Summer 2018 Runway Presentation of Greta Constantine

NYFW SS2018 IN REVIEW: Greta Constantine Loves The Nightlife

Greta Constantine


At some point during the Spring Summer 2018 runway presentation of Greta Constantine, Grace Jones’ “Pull Up to the Bumper” echoed across the Pier 59 Studios space as models in sparkly party frocks wove back and forth from across two elevated platforms. And the music selection was hardly happenstance. As the Toronto-based brand’s designing duo Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong admits, Ms. Grace was an inspiration when they were conceiving their latest collection – a loving ode to decadent nightlife. The glittery cavalcade of dresses, body suits, jackets, halters and tuxedo pants dazzled in all their multi-color sequined splendor. Silhouettes hit that late 1970s-early 1908s sweet spot when fashions were still elegantly sexy and beginning to incorporate edgier street attitude. Even the models, the gaggle of girls with whom the brand regularly works in Canada, were all brought in to recall the cliquish allure of the fabled Halstonettes. According to Misters Pickersgill and Wong, the notion of “escapist” glamour is meant as an antidote to our current, troubling state of affairs. Here were joyful pieces – a satin bomber jacket matched with a tulle-hemmed dress, a strapless gown under a sequined baseball jacket, and a showstopper of a gold jumpsuit with bell sleeves one would swear stepped out of a Cleopatra Jones movie. It was a collection that would do any disco diva proud. To paraphrase a classic hit: these are for the good times. Established a little over a decade ago, Greta Constantine has attracted its fair share of celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, and Kristin Kreuk.. Greta Constantine

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