Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Greta's effortles grace

A common wealth of experience leads to a growth of
skills and sensibility developing by the day a distinctive,
highly feminine style able to briskly take over 
the fashion scene.

This is, in brief, the true story of the Toronto-based
”accessible luxury line of ready-to-wear womenswear”
Greta Constantine designed by Stephen Wong and
Kirk Pickersgill, the so-called ”jersey boys of Toronto”
who established the label in 2005 deriving its name
from the combination of Stephen's mother name,
Greta, with that of Kirk's grandfather, Constantine.

Stephen began as a costume designer making clothing
for several motion pictures while Kirk spent years working
as a stylist and guest teacher at the Istituto Marangoni
in Milan before fullfilling together the lifelong dream 
of starting their own label.

The gifted duo who gained major accolades for their
fledgling intricate jersey dresses came to showcase
a bold, jewel-toned feminine fall collection at the
Arcadian Loft during latest Toronto fashion week
in a riveting show with gripping black on black
combos, leather boleros, carefully draped 
frocks and chunky knits covering the chest 
conveying the label's signature aesthetic.

Toronto could be considered as the booming Canadian
fashion capital city and Torontonians have a front-row
chance to see the latest creations by the country's top
designers as well to raise awareness and funds for the
Stephen Lewis Foundation which provides care and
support to women, orphans and people living with
HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan African countries and
the GC guys have definitely what it takes 
to boost the city's fashion eagerness.

GC's masterminds, left to right Kirk and Stephen
all images © by Jenna Marie Wakani

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