Denis Gagnon and Greta Constantine announce buzz-worthy collaborations
Two designer collaborations in Canada have been announced today. The first comes from Montreal designer Denis Gagnon, who will be offering a series of stacked black heels through Aldo for spring 2011. The second is from Toronto’s own “jersey boys,” Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong of Greta Constantine, who are teaming with Danier to offer a diffusion line named Skin for fall 2011.
This kind of teamwork points to an exciting time for Canadian fashion, since, until recently, the buzziest collaborations in this country have come from designers based in Sweden. H&M got loads of hype for its high-street pairings with Lanvin, Viktor and Rolf and Sonia Rykiel, and even IKEA teamed with computer game The Sims to sell furniture. (Danier once partnered with Mark Fast and stylist George Antonopoulos, but we find this upswing in new developments more compelling.)
So, watch out, Sweden. You might be beating Canada on the meatball front, but your days of prominence in cheap designer wares may be coming to a close.