One can’t help but sigh when perusing through Pink Tartan’s SS13 collection. Laced with a breathtaking femininity, each piece embodies a bygone romance of the ages. Elegance is achieved by way of whimsy echoed in the swing of full skirts, sweetheart necklines and separate combinations like the darling variation on the tuxedo, that saw a sleeveless blouse with bow detail and a bouncy skirt cut just below the knees, make its way down last week’s World MasterCard Fashion Week runway.
With a nod to the classic Dior silhouettes of the late 1940s, teamed with all over butterfly prints on structured satin, and wispy, fly-away locks to complete the look, the collection appeared on the runway as a modern statement on classic womenswear.
Subtlety plays a key role in the label’s SS13 line; apparent in the intricate finishes and detailed seam work of pieces. On the runway, metallics highlighted and elevated silhouettes, while stunning laser cut work was playfully feminine, perfectly complemented by the speckle of pastels in the collection, used so they exuded all that is pretty and girly.
A collaboration with Canadian shoe giant Aldo ensured the perfect shoe pairing on the runway: sensible and timeless in its chic, they suited the 1920s charm of Pink Tartan’s choice of accessory — boater hats — well.
To decode the creative savvy and grace behind the label’s latest collection, we asked designer Kimberly Newport-Mimran to take a moment during the rush of Fashion Week to complete our Collection Questionnaire.
Who is the “Pink Tartan” girl?
She loves sophisticated fashion.
Which global city’s sense of style best represents your current collection?
Springtime in Paris.
What is your favorite piece from the collection?
The white and platinum statement coat
What music were you listening to while designing this collection?
“Lady” by Chromatics
What is your uniform, and from this, what piece can you not live without?
The Pink Tartan tech pant and black turtleneck.
Pink Tartan SS13