Liquid fabrics draped in louche silhouettes and night-into-day hues serve as the backbone for Pickersgill and Wong’s creations for Spring 2019.
A reworking of night-time staples arrives by way of metallicized wovens that brush the body in second-skin silhouettes evoking a post-disco, don’t-care-but-I-most definitely-do mentality. Bold shoulders, some perpendicular, others padded, sloped and gathered, appear throughout the collection in a nod to 80’s ambition, excess, and empowerment. The reference to the era extends beyond the Carrington and Colby clans into a modern reflection on diversity and power by way of voice and image. In this context, each silhouette is less about recreating a decade most synonymous with Joan Collins on television screens, as it about giving a perspective to the women who weren’t seen, who weren’t heard, but nonetheless were proud, driven, and anything but mainstream.
For the duo, the 80’s were formative years on their understanding of design, glamour, and femininity. In effect, the Spring 2019 collection is neither a love letter or a distant memory to that time, but a modern reflection on aspiration and drive in an age where being different is alone a reason to celebrate.
Greta Constantine designers, Kirk Pickersgill & Stephen Wong alongside VIPs
including Dominique Jackson (FX’s Pose)
**denotes wearing Greta Constantine
DATE / TIME: Wednesday, September 5th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
LOCATION: The Halston House
101 East 63rd Street
Brandon Sansone at HL Group
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