Toronto's Kool Haus event space took on a new type of audience as the fashion crowds flocked to see Greta Constantine’s Spring/Summer 2015 presentation this past Wednesday night.
Greta Constantine, Spring/Summer 2015.What began on a moody tone ended in an explosion of colour and confetti as models posed like dolls on a stage to the tunes of Notorious B.I.G, as if taking the final bow of a very refined, but rebellious musical. Prolific design duo Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong delivered another strong collection, bouncing back and forth between modern evening wear and vixen outfits with full, feminine silhouettes and rich jewel tones, and strong body-con pieces with sleek cut-out detailing. Their signature silky draping was evident in their jersey fabrications, and in the most structured of pieces in wool, silk and knit blends. But what was even more impressive than the dramatic works of art walking the runway were the art pieces affixed onto the models’ nails.
A peek at how the whole beauty look came together.
Backstage: nails on nails on nails.Throwing the typical unison nail look out the window, Greta Constantine enlisted CND education ambassador Jennifer Mather and her elite team of nail artists to come up with a unique nail art design for each runway look—40 in total. The looks ranged from an iridescent black shade plastered with pink rosettes to a more understated marbled nude lacquer. To coordinate with the runway presentation, nails started with feminine, meadow-like looks and transitioned into jewel-encrusted styles, finally ending with graphic black-and-white designs to close the show. The eclectic mix of prints and patterns played off the clean, minimalist textiles of the garments and the dramatic tips were the cherry on top of the exaggerated, doll-like beauty look. Who says you shouldn't plan your outfit to suit your nails? For more style news, visit our Style Desk blog. All photos by George Pimentel.