TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan

Pink Tartan brought out the a list fashion folk. She enlisted Maybelline New York Spokesmodel Charlotte Free and Irina Lazareanu to model. Annabel Tollman, celebrity stylist lent a hand to pull the runway looks together.

“This collection has been inspired by geometric shapes, sharp lines and defined angles. I have incorporated an intricate geometric cut or detail into each piece of the collection in a non-traditional manner. The end result is a collection that dynamic, exciting and ultimately Pink Tartan this season.” – says President and Head Designer, Kim Newport-Mimran (source: Press Release)

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan

The collection looked influenced by the 50s and Greaser culture. There were plenty of full skirts, sweetheart necklines and high-waisted bottoms. There were a lot of classic shapes featured but the details were in the fabric and colour choices. I enjoyed the contrast of the show. There was the first, lighter half with the delicate mint, pink, white and silver. The brocade details add some texture and uniqueness classic looks.

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan

The second, darker half of the collection featured black and gold. It reminded me of when Sandy gets into her hot leather gear at the end of Grease. When Sandy isn’t wearing leather, I picture her wearing these Pink Tartan pieces.

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan

I like the daily dispatches at fashion week. Maybelline sends out makeup updates. Here is what Maybelline New York’s Lead Makeup Artist Grace Lee came up with for Pink Tartan. You can view Pink Tartan Spring Summer 2013 beauty shots on the Maybelline Flickr Page.

Maybelline New York makeup artist Grace Lee created a natural, soft look. The delicate makeup was a mix of gorgeous dewy skin and feminine pink lips – complimenting the clean, architectural lines of the collection. Kim Newport-Mimran, President and Head Designer of Pink Tartan, is always on the lookout for what is fresh, new and inspiring – so having Maybelline New York muse Charlotte Free open and close the show ensured that these three elements were brought to the runway.(source: Press Release)

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan

This was also the debut of the Pink Tartan x Aldo Rise shoes. Glad to see another Canadian in the program.

Kimberley Newport-Mimran, President and Head Designer of Pink Tartan, teamed up with ALDO to design footwear as part of the ALDO RISE program. Working in collaboration with the ALDO footwear design team, the result is a timeless yet contemporary single soled pump that hits key trends for the season. Presented in graphic black and white, the block trapeze-shaped, metallic electroplated heel adds a chic modernity to the classic leather upper and almond toe. Equally luxurious is Pink Tartan’s signature quilted clover with repeating pattern on the leather insock and lining, offering the ultimate in comfort and sophistication.

“We’ve been fans of Pink Tartan from the get-go. They’re a proudly Canadian brand that continues to raise the bar while delivering right on target. Working with Kimberly has been a genuine pleasure – she’s a class act. Her elegant taste and timeless aesthetic pushed our design team to develop a style that feels like an instant classic.” – Douglas Bensadoun, Creative Director – VP Marketing, ALDO Group.

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan

I enjoyed this collection. I thought the mint and pink would turn me off but I’m getting softer in my old age. It’s pretty easy to buy my love with full skirts in most absolute favourite length, the Tea Length. You can see the rest of the looks from the Spring Summer 2013 Pink Tartan show at World Master Card Fashion Week after the jump.

TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 - Pink Tartan
TFW Spring Summer 2013 – Pink Tartan

Photographed by Paul Ross and Mirian Njoh for OPIQUE / Top of the Runway

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.