With designers like Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler, and Thom Browne—all previous NYFW mainstays—flocking en masse to Paris, some have suggested that showing a collection in New York has started to feel like a stepping stone. But for others, like Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, the duo behind Canadian cult brand Greta Constantine, New York feels like home.
Having previously shown in the French capital each season, the designers decided to hitch it to the Big Apple for Spring 2018, with their usual cast of Toronto-based models in tow. “It harkens back to that whole Halston era—the girls know our brand, they love the brand, and they can talk about it. They don’t just wear the clothes,” Wong explained backstage. “It’s about people surrounding themselves with people they really enjoy being around—that element of closeness and good vibes.”