Trend report: Pink Tartan at Toronto Fashion Week

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Kimberley Newport-Mimran’s fall/winter 2013 collection stuck to Pink Tartan‘s signature retro style. Bold-colour shift dresses, elbow-length leather gloves, fur collars and abstract floral prints found on ’50s silhouettes dominated the runway.

Photo credit: Maybelline New York

 

Inspiration

The muse for this film noir meets 1950s housewife collection was the character Constance Langdon from “American Horror Story,” along with the blond actresses of Alfred Hitchcock films.

Photo credit: George Pimentel

 

I have to hand it to Kim – although the collection stuck to the brand’s identity of being girly and luxe, I loved how she did vintage femininity without making it too preciously pretty. It was a little more sexy and – dare I say – fierce.

Photo credit: Essie Canada

 

I also loved the sexy simplicity of the models’ nails. Essie Canada‘s lead nail artist, Rita Remark, created a sleek and sophisticated manicure for the Pink Tartan models. Two coats of Essie Nail Polish in Sand Tropez were swiped on almond-shaped nails, followed by one coat of Essie’s Matte About You, creating a contemporary nude nail look.