Toronto Fashion Week: Pink Tartan goes 1950s with fur trim and fierce looks

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National Post | Life

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Sticking to its signature retro style, Kimberley Newport-Mimran’s Pink Tartan fall/winter 2013 collection at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto was a tribute to the 1950s bombshell housewife.

There were shift dresses in bold colours such as royal, plum and bright pink, all of which were accessorized with colourful fur stoles or collars.

The designer’s use of leather and fur this season kept the collection away from feminine/pretty. This time around, Pink Tartan was all about the fierce, sexy 1950s woman, and not so much the “dinner’s-on-the-table-sweetie” we are used to. She’s got cat eyes, leather gloves and legs for days. She means business. And a 1950s-inspired line is nothing without the era’s staples.

To wit, Newport-Mimran was perfectly on point with the floral on black a-line dresses, fur-trimmed capelet and cigarette pant ensembles, and an array of boxy cropped-sleeve coats. If the Mad Men costume designers…

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