Greta Constantine is an accessible luxury line of ready-to-wear women's wear based in Toronto, Canada. Designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, considered the “jersey boys of Toronto,” have rapidly accumulated a clientele comprised of international socialites and celebrities alike since starting their label in 2006. The name itself is derived from the combination of the name of Stephen’s mother, Greta, with that of Kirk’s grandfather, Constantine. The pair works together in their Toronto area studio -- conceptualizing, exploring, and challenging the fashions of today for the women of tomorrow.
Designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong met in Toronto and became fast friends. Sensing that the current state of Canadian fashion was in decline, they sought to pursue their lifelong dreams of starting their own label. Kirk, a stylist by trade based in Milan, Italy, has worked for international designers such as Dsquared2 and Neil Barrett. He has used his wealth of experience to fulfill his role as a guest teacher at the renowned Istituto Marangoni in Milan. Stephen began his career as a costume designer in Toronto for Susan Dicks & Co. and has designed clothing for several films such as The Last Day of Disco, American Pyscho, Glitter, Chicago, and Hairspray.
The Greta Constantine collection appeals to the sleek, worldly, empowered and sophisticated woman and offers clothes with a modern sensibility for truly effortless dressing. Some of their A-list clientele include: Jennifer Hudson, Sarah Gadon, Carly Rae Jepsen, Coco Rocha, Nelly Furtado, Angelina Jolie, Abigail Breslin, Kristin Kreuk, Malin Akerman, Iman, Kreesha Turner, Kim Wayans, Gabrielle Miller, Natalie Zea, Hilary Duff, Victoria Beckham, Jully Black, Grace Park, Camilla Al Fayed, Jessi Cruickshank, Alexandra Weston, Jeanne Beker, Yasmin Warsame, Sarah Polley, Jessica Pare, Enuka Okuma, Charlotte Sullivan, and Naomi Campbell.
Media and Collaborations
Greta Constantine regularly garners a high level of attention from Canadian and international media with appearances in Vogue, British Vogue, FASHION, Flare, In Style, People StyleWatch, Nylon, FQ, WWD, Elle Canada, US Weekly, Hello! Magazine, House and Home, the Toronto Star, National Post, the Globe and Mail, and Glow. Pieces have been featured on covers for FASHION, Zink, Azure, Spade, FQ, and Lush while online coverage includes profiles on Vogue.com, Essence.com, Fashionista.com, Refinery29.com, and StyleBubble.co.uk. The duo have held runway shows during Toronto Fashion Week in addition to New York Fashion Week, and have partnered with Audi, ALDO, MAC Cosmetics, Kiehl’s, RADO, Stolichnaya, and 5 Gum among select likeminded, lifestyle brands.