Sunday, December 2, 2012

Greta Constantine - SS '13 Runway Show

I have officially seen my first Greta Constantine show and I was not disappointed!  The latest SS '13 collection lived up to all of my expectations.  Hosted in the Distillery District's "Fermenting Cellar", the show took place during a very unexpected time of the year and was a wonderful escape from thoughts of Christmas parties, presents, shopping and to-do lists.  The designers decided that a show post fashion week would shorten the time between the runway event and when the dresses are available for purchase.  Convenient for those of us on the hunt for the perfect holiday party dress!  

The Event:
The red lighting in the large venue created a mysterious and almost haunting effect as the crowd filed in.  As the lights brightened and the show started, fashionably late of course, the room changed to a purple color and the models entered through a side door.  The collection consisted of three color schemes: navy blue, black and white.  There were hints of the typical grecian dresses the "Jersey Boys" are known for, but this collection featured more structured dresses and asymmetrical cut outs and necklines.  The head pieces reminded me of something from a Sci-Fi flick and created very dramatic, show stopping look.  A remarkable show and I am thrilled to have attended!  See my photos below.  What are your favorite looks?

About Greta Constantine:
Greta Constantine is created by Toronto designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong.  They are renowned for their use of Jersey and slinky draping.  The name Greta Constantine was created from the combination of the name of Stephen's mother, Greta, and Kirk's grandfather, Constantine.  Their pieces have received international attention and have appeared in publications such as: Vogue, FASHION, Flare, Nylon, FQ, WWD and Hello, to name a few.  They have showed at Toronto Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week and have collaborated with Audi, ALDO, MAC, Kiehl's, RADO and others.  A list celebrities garnering Greta Constantine looks have been: Jennifer Hudson, Nelly Furtado, Angelina Jolie, Iman, Hilary Duff, Victoria Beckham, Jeanne Beker and Naomi Campbell.  

Haunting Red Room

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