Friday, November 8


Toronto Fashion Week: Pink Tartan Spring 2014. Image: Jenna Marie Wakani

Designer Kimberly Newport-Mimran, of Pink Tartan, gave us 60's glam for her spring/summer 2014 collection - the show held Day One of Toronto Fashion Week. Drawing inspiration from pop art, she was able to maintain her basic-pretty approach with a hint of retro chic and risky-sexy. Picture this: a femme fatal-esque woman, riding a fierce Vespa down the streets of London. Dream girl, right?

The runway show started off light, fresh and crisp as models walked down in white textured jacquard flared skirts, sheath dresses, and tailored blazers paired with above the knee shorts and capris. Classic pieces were punctuated with striking prints, such as: stripes, blocks, checkerboard patterns, oversized Marimekko-like florals, and zigzag diamond shapes.

This spring/summer 2014 line was ubiquitous with the demure, ladylike principal that has become a signature staple of the Pink Tartan brand, which encompassed ultra-feminine tiered dresses and pleated shirtdresses. 

Sassy, cheeky, classy and sexy all in a nutshell. Newport-Mimran hems a modern twist on a vintage inspired era. This collection definitely pushes the boundaries in the most simplistic, sexy way. Mr. Joe Fresh (Joseph Mimran) is one lucky man!

 Written by Christina Cheng, Freelance Journalist & Stylist at Spectacle