By Luis De Jesus, and Jose Morales
During this February’s New York Fashion Week A/W 2019, the Toronto-based designer-duo, Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, showcased their new collection for their brand, Greta Constantine. Drawing inspiration from a recent trip to Dubai, this bold new collection is the combination of excess and modesty with the joint goal of unabashed empowerment. Neck to toe coverage with long, fluid and striking silhouettes and cascading bell sleeves are present throughout the collection. Hoodies blend with traditional eveningwear fabrications, a marriage of styles, formality, and function, all while remaining luxurious.
With this new collection, and as we discussed during our exclusive backstage interview, the duo is making it clear that coverage does not mean plain, dull or unornamented. Through a visitation of fabrications from seasons past, the designers reintroduce metallic fabrications, sequin, lamé, and floral jacquards for the collection. Sequin-adorned bodysuits serve as underpinnings throughout, whether seen as gilded slivers in gowns or plated forearms, ankles, and collar bones. Pickersgill and Wong present a unique take on sustainability, born from an urge to drive existing storylines with ever-maturing techniques. – GM
EXCLUSIVE BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW WITH KIRK PICKERSGILL AND STEPHEN WONG
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