Kimberley Newport-Mimran had the 70s on the brain while designing the Pink Tartan spring summer 2011 collection. The 70s is a major trend that appeared on the runways of high fashion capitals. It resulted in a looser fit, shiny fabrics and lots of colour. Â Pink Tartan used colour blocking, stripes and sheers with a 70s touch. Â This is my favourite Pink Tartan collection. Â It was a joy to watch. Â The presentation was cute with the models taking positions on risers beside the runway after their pose.
I enjoyed so many elements of this show. Â The batik style prints worked well on the jacket and the maxi dress. Â Jewel tone strapless jumpsuits make me very happy. Â Great looks featuring shorts with cute blazers. Â Amanda Laine’s outfit was my favourite on Monday at the Holt Renfrew show. Â The green and black print reminds me of Proenza Schouler. Â It’s amazing that the etherealÂ sheer tiered maxidress came in neon yellow. Â I dig the neon and I’m glad Kim is too. Â I want it all.
I loved the leopard print. Â The spots are just the right size. Â A leopard print jumpsuit rounds out the great collection of jumpsuits from Pink Tartan. In a sea of wide leg pants there were a few slim choices and I loved the orange pair. Â The colours in this collection gave off some serious wattage on the runway. Â They are so bright. Â George Antonopoulos the stylist who put the looks together did an amazing job. The boater hats were cute choice.
The collection is so vibrant and inviting but I’m not a fan of Â the shiny black fabric used in some looks. Â From a collectionÂ cohesionÂ perspective they worked but I didn’t particularly enjoy them. Â I can’t wait to see that neon in the stores come 2011.
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