INTO THE FALL
Greta Constantine Fall 2013: An Glamazon’s dream collection
Electric blue, chartreuse, red and hot pink played well against a palette of grey, black and white staple dresses, with a mix of rugged Dandi Maestre tribal-inspired pieces thrown in with aplomb. Inspired by four words—savage, tribal, psychological romance—the team behind the Greta Constantine Fall 2013 show, which included designer’s Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong (natch), mane man Daniel DiTomasso for Sebastian, nail guru Naomi from Tips Nail Bar (who used M.A.C. shade Nocturnelle and Skin to create the graphic, Ukrainian Easter egg inspired talons) and long-time makeup collaborator Melissa Gibson of M.A.C cosmetics, culled together a strong, powerful and ’80s Glamazon collection for their client roster of socials and fashion girls alike. The cow’s hide three-quarter length coat (paired with wide-legged trousers and a simple white crew-neck), and the cropped leather tee and matching pencil skirt, set off beautifully against the duo’s usual mix of sleek and insanely cut dresses. Which in turn paired just as well with braids, knots, roughed up Amy Winehouse-eque bouffants and a modern take on the smokey eye and pale lip. The look was about “deconstructing the smokey eye, it’s not about being perfect,” Gibson told us before the show. “It’s about being raw. And it looks like you smudged your makeup with your fingers after a long night out,” she said of the mix of black, white and blue pigment that she used to achieve this updated smoldering look. By keeping the skin highlighter free, she also allowed for the eye to pop, becoming a strong feature, set against and already powerful collection. One that we’re sure GC’s socials and fashion girls will gravitate towards in droves when the collection becomes available later this summer.
Photography by George Pimentel.