Faded into the background is the hopelessly romantic woman, best known as the Greta Constantine creation. Although the Grecian drapes and flowing details haven’t fully disappeared, the overall softness has been replaced by a sharp modern woman. There is tailoring, waists cinched with black leather obi belts, and clear-cut silhouettes. Interestingly, the design duo chose a rich, jewel tone palette for their fall/winter collection, after foregoing any use of hue for spring/summer. The brand’s signature woman is still present in the design, but this time she’s ready to take on the big city, with a working-wardrobe in hand.

Toronto Fashion Week: Greta Constantine F/W 2012