Greta Constantine, the popular Toronto-based fashion line, closed Toronto Fashion Week recently with a bang as the design duo celebrated their 10th anniversary with an memorable runway presentation. Designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong left the audience in awe as they put on the most exciting and high-energy show of the week. It was a pleasure to attend and witness such a fun and empowered collection. The marching band that closed the show with their rendition of Pharrel’s Happy was particularly cool, and literally had the crowd dancing in their seats.
Over the last decade, Greta Constantine has acquired a loyal following of Toronto’s fashion elite and an international celeb clientele. After attending their recent collection, it’s easy to see why. To honour a decade of designing, the collection included a few fresh takes of some of their more popular designs. Pieces included over-sized bows (which I always love) , statement making metallic fabrics and all-black evening looks heavy on the drama. Some of the clothes had a Saint Laurent-feel, which seemed to go over well with the fashion-loving crowd. Overall, the collection of chic and wearable separates, stunning gowns and sexy leather jackets made for an impressive show.
Before closing out Toronto Fashion Week, the talented duo also impressed the international fashion media by presenting the collection in Paris at the historic Le Meurice hotel on March 1. And the anniversary formally came to an end this past weekend with a huge celebratory fête at Toronto’s historic Casa Loma, attended by many long-time devotees, including supermodel Coco Rocha.
Congratulations Greta Constantine on 10 successful years and for helping to bring international attention to the Canadian fashion scene. Looking forward to seeing you continue to dominate the Canadian fashion scene. Check out the full collection here.
Photos above via toronto-fashionweek.com