BRIDAL FASHION INSPIRED IN ENGAGEMENT RINGS
The iconic Canadian jewellery brand Birks and fashion design house Greta Constantine Collaborate to Design Four One-Of-A-Kind Wedding dresses.
The festive season is just around the corner and with that the proposal season, Birks, Canada’s premier wedding and fine jewellery brand, has partnered with Canadian fashion design house Greta Constantine to create a one-of-a-kind collection of four wedding looks inspired by Birks engagement rings.
The Birks Dare to Dream look was inspired by the tri-gold Birks Dare to Dream Engagement Ring. This unique design features rose, yellow, and white gold and pavé diamond rings with a solitaire diamond. The Birks Dare to Dream gown by Greta Constantine celebrates bold individuality, with a detachable ruffle-trim overskirt that can be removed to reveal a jumpsuit underneath. The signature mesh motif of the ring, which is inspired by the ceiling design in the first Birks store, is incorporated into the overskirt with visible mesh detailing.
The Birks Blue dress, with a strapless neckline and an asymmetrical dropped waist, takes inspiration from the Birks Blue Diamond Engagement Ring.Like this engagement ring, which incorporates a surprise element – a sapphire gemstone nestled in the setting – Greta Constantine plays upon this mesmerizing detail with blue trim woven into the tiers of the dress. The colour blue plays an important part in the Birks heritage, as the colour of their highly recognizable box and the iconic blue doors at their flagship store in Montreal.
Established in 1879, Birks takes inspiration from the late 19th century for the design of the Birks 1879 engagement ring. Structural design elements are seen in the rings unique setting and details that take inspiration from the past and present. This Greta Constantine 1879 gown captures this same sentiment with its modern silhouette and classic gathered sleeves and train, highlighting the architectural elements of the era.
The Birks North Star dress is an homage to the brightest star in the night sky. The modern mini with bow detailing and diagonal ruffles by Greta Constantine echoes the adventurous spirit of a shooting star captured in the signature five-prong setting of the Birks North Star engagement ring.
The Greta Constantine collection will be visiting several locations in the upcoming months.