Greta Constantine changed their ways this fashion week season and decided to postpone their usual off-site kick off show with a teaser of just four looks at the private Holt Renfrew media breakfast last Friday, hosted by the luxury retailer’s VP of Fashion Direction Barbara Atkin. Held inside the Holt’s Cafe, the Jersey Boys ditched their usual fluid materials and floor sweeping gowns for structured driven capsule made up of microfibre. With a bit more tension in the fabric, designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong were able to infuse far more body in their silhouettes than in seasons past–a refreshing new look for the brand. While their palette for spring felt more fit for fall, perhaps they had their seasonless client in mind who is likely always on the hunt for the little blue, white or black dress.
“When [runway] shows were a trade event, the manner in which they were scheduled was logical. Nowadays, excitement stirs around the collection the days in lead up and following the show. Yet, for our customers, by the time they have the opportunity to purchase pieces of interest, they’re excited by the next season’s offerings. This season, a few weeks after the show, the pieces will be available in store,” shared the design duo in a statement to the press regarding postponing their show to November. Joined on stage by fellow designers Dennis Merotto, Jeremy Laing, Kimberley Newport-Mimran and more, Pickersgill and Wong certainly stole the spotlight with their four look teaser.