Photography by Dandi Maestre, and Hype1.com. www.gretaconstantine.com
Toronto, March 19, 2008
Something Wild and Wonderful This Way Comes
Greta Constantine's Fall "08 collection, part Four, celebrates the fun, multifaceted female form
For Fall 2008, Greta Constantine -from duo designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong- boldly explores the fantasy of the feminine mystique in the collection Part Four, an homage to the label's fourth season in fashion. Joining their effortlessly-elegant and true-to-form draped-jersey creations are hand-sculpted, utilitarian looks that combine neoprene with long-haired goat and shearing: a product of their collaboration with Toronto-based jewelry designer Dandi Maestre.
"Dandi uses bone, horns and other materials to create really raw, exotic, simple yet beautiful pieces with great energy", says Kirk. She brought a primal, Paleolithic presence to the table and we were inspired to play with more natural-looking fabrics."
Emphasizing the pair's focus on fun and flirtatious fashion is a colour palette that includes pistachio, royal purple, wine, white, black and beige.
"If it's not fun, what's the point?"