The packed to the rafters runway fashion show for Pink Tartan during LG Fashion week did not dissapoint. Kim Newport-Mimran the designer of the Pink Tartan collection delivered a fashion forward look which is also wearable immediately off the runway.
Refreshing! There is something very satisfying in knowing that you can walk into Holt Renfrew or Saks or Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdales, the retailers who carry the Pink Tartan line, and actually buy something you saw at the show. Usually only about 20% of the fashions presented at the fashion week shows end up in the stores. Case in point? The Fashion Fantasy of: Alexander McQueen- marine medieval baroque fantasy, Balmain- gladiator leather clad woman meets mad max, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton- afro sporting NYC bike messenger meets urban hippie of the Paris and NYC shows. Are these clothes gorgeous, fun, exciting, thought provoking and hugely entertaining? Yes. Wearable? No. And sometimes a girl just needs something to wear!
The Pink Tartan collection was filled with daytime sequins, comfortable looking trousers and layered tops with shoulder details, trench coats and dresses. It was pretty and it was elegant. Our particular favorite look was of striped sequined tanks tops and snake skin print sequin mini skirts to wear as stand alone pieces. Take a look:
The Fashion Design Council of Canada has announced a new location for Spring 2010 Toronto Fashion Week: King West. The FDCC cites the growth of the event as the reason for the move to the site of the former Downtown Plymouth Chrysler Dealership. Says FDCC president Robin Kay: “The event has grown significantly and we are exhilarated by the opportunity to expand the space and allow for more participating designers, audiences and to keep our runway to the world totally fresh and current.” The two-acre site will have a larger runway area, a window into the backstage beauty room and 15,000 square foot networking area, which we assume means the bar. Among the new names at the tents this season are Halifax’s Katrina Tuttle and Project Runway Canada Season2 runner-up Jessica Biffi. We’re excited to see Pat McDonagh back after a few seasons away from the tents, but noticed that Joeffer Caoc is missing from the list of usual Fweek suspects.