Greta Constantine designers visit New York but miss the TTC
In their third blog entry as guest bloggers for the Post, Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, the brain trust behind Greta Constantine, leave New York City at the end of fashion week, but not before doing some scouting and shopping in the Big Apple. Proving that Torontonians are everywhere, the pair ran into Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe, the powerhouses behind clothing label Smythe (a favourite of Blake Lively) at Barneys.
Making the most of their time in the shopping capital of the world, the team combed through boutiques in the West Village and Soho. Atelier New York was a favourite, with “avant-garde boldly dressed men,” as were Oak’s pieces, which the pair says “challenged the norms.” The most surprising detail of the entry comes when Pickersgill and Wong agree that the New York subway system is too confusing, inspiring them to miss Toronto, their metropasses, tokens and even their “beloved Yonge line.”
Next up, readers can learn about the collection, invites and sponsors for the Toronto show. Speaking of sponsors, can we suggest the TTC? The Greta Constantine boys are probably the only ones in the city with anything nice to say.
• Atelier New York ‘avant-garde boldly dressed men’ [National Post]