Pink Tartan crafts impeccable clothing for its very consistent spring/summer 2012 collection
The Pink Tartan runway show is always one of the season’s hottest tickets; maybe it’s because the whole affair is a big pleaser for the upper crust (Kimberly Newport-Mimran and her husband Joe have many friends), maybe it’s the stargazing or heck, maybe it’s even the clothes. No matter the reason, there wasn’t an empty seat in the house, which is why we weren’t shocked to hear a cacophony of “Don’t you know who I am?” and “I’m already on the list” from pleading fans. Newport-Mimran’s show brought out names like model Stacey McKenzie (ever demure in a subtle zebra-print onesie with a hood), PR gal Suzanne Cohon, Newport-Mimran’s husband Joe Mimran (of course), philanthropist Catherine Nugent, Teen Vogue’s Gloria Baume, Marie Claire’s Abigail Kalicka and Glamour’s Rachael Wang. Even though people guarded their seats closely, we still spotted some bloggers swooping in at the last second to tweet photos of themselves from the front row, then look at said photos on Twitter—hey, a personal brand wasn’t built in a day. Check out our rundown of the scene, the show and the complete Pink Tartan spring/summer 2012 collection after the jump.
Andrej Pejic, now a fixture of Toronto Fashion Week, walked for Newport-Mimran in a flouncy blue skirt, mesh top and heels. The bright fire-engine red was fun for spring, especially in a sheer blouse (ladies, make sure you wear your best bras) and full-bodied skirt. We also loved the polka-dot theme Newport-Mimran ran with, like a trench, Diane Von Furstenberg–inspired wrap dress and slim clam diggers. Though we’re already tired of exposed zippers (we’ve already seen them at Arthur Mendonça, Amanda Lew Kee and Chloé Comme Parris, not to mention the international runways), somehow Newport-Mimran’s (mostly on the backs of dresses) didn’t bore us. Her closing look, a sparkly metallic button-paillette dress, could be fun for cocktail parties, but aspiring Sydney Bristows take note: the thing rattles louder than Big Ben. Her designs aren’t exactly groundbreaking: pleated skirts, cigarette pants and sheath dresses won’t surprise anyone, but Newport-Mimran does what she does well, with precise fits and impeccable colour choices. When Newport-Mimran took her bow with Pejic by her side, we spotted her take a tumble at the end of the runway; don’t worry, Kim, everyone was too focused on the clothes to pay too much attention anyway.