Toronto Fashion Week: Greta Constantine S/S 2011

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Never to be the ones who are fashionably late, designer’s Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill unofficially kicked off the excitement of fashion week, a week before the doors to LG Fashion Week were to open. Each season we are excited to see what the designers have in store with their Greta Constantine collection, with particular interest in their menswear line Ezra Constantine. This season the designers chose Century Room, a smaller  and more intimate venue to host their event, and as the crowd mingled on the first floor it was obvious that everyone was anxious to start off our own, home-grown fashion spectacle.

After a bit of a wait, and many a smoke breaks later, the guests were called upstairs for the grand event. Seats were taken, camera lenses were high in the air and the music pumped. The collections offered the usual, dark colour pallet preferred by the designers with a few bright pops of colour peppered in here and there. The clothing had a whimsical and romantic feel with flowing fabrics draped in all the right places. Aesthetically speaking, fabrics that were bunched and hanging would look sloppy and haggard, but this designer duo excels at placing everything just where it should be. We can only imagine this must be time consuming in the design process but it proves they both have a trained and skilful eye for what looks best. The way they can change the outfitting from dark and dramatic to flirty and fun from one season to the next has cemented this pair as a major player in the Canadian fashion industry.

 

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