Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Designer Discovery: Greta Constantine

Since this label isn't available anywhere online, and the clothing is only very occasionally practical, consider this post an introduction to an artist, not a clothing purveyor. Greta Constantine is made up of two adorably mismatched men, Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, one a stylist with a flair for trend forecasting, the other a Hollywood Broadway costume designer with a sick talent for draping. Early collections, starting in 2006, focussed a lot on expertly draped swimwear, moving onto body-conscious Tom Ford meets Donatella Versace columns and other gowns, evolving to their most recent collection, and my favourite.

I love how they manage to maintain an air of contemporariness while sticking to their guns and strengths, which are dramatic silhouettes coupled with sinfully good construction (that, or a damned good photoshop team to retouch their runway pics and campaign photos). Each piece looks so well made, it's almost heartbreaking for a gal on a budget who often sacrifices investment potential and quality for fast fashion. More gorgeous works of art below the cut.

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