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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Toronto Fashion Week: Pink Tartan Spring 2011

1980’s Hollywood was the theme of Pink Tartan’s presentation at LG Fashion week yesterday.  This Canadian label (now headquartered in NYC) already has fans in Sex and the City's Kim Catrall and Kate Hudson.  Designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran showed lots of neon pink, royal blue and orange for a new wave color palette.  

Blonde models channeled Brigitte Nielsen were draped in one-shoulder striped dresses.  A geometric print that was a twist on Ikat patterns made its way into jumpsuits, pants and jackets.  I wish I could say it was used well, but often, it just looked garish.  Leopard print also made its way into the collection with more success.    The best looks were the tailored shirts paired with slim pants.
Oversized sunglasses reminded you of the Valley Girls of the decade.  The collection paid tribute to 80’s Gucci with a variation on the horse bit belt.  Neon versions of barbershop quartet hats were paired with many of the outfits.  Bandanas a la Poison’s Bret Michaels completed the headwear accessory options.

The models of the show stepped onto large light boxes as they finished their runway walk.  I’m not sure if it was the instability of the box itself or the height of the shoes, but no less than four models tripped and stumbled getting on or off the stand.

Photographed by Ritika Wahal

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