Pink Tartan Spring/Summer 2013

Pink Tartan Spring/Summer 2013

Kim Newport-Mimran brought the romance and girlish innocence of the sixties to Pink Tartan’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

Models wore mini top hat chapeaux and cropped bustiers, be-fitting their full circle skirts. It was an homage to the jitterbugging babes, Brigitte Bardot and even Sally Draper.

The collection featured an array of fabrics, and I loved the thickness of this pearlescent circle dress.

Models wore coquette-ish hats that played up the flirty, youthful vibe of the garments.

The coats in the collection were fabulous. I loved the patterned fabrics, pastel colours and the classic 60s style cut.

I loved the bustier tops featured in the collection. They definitely channelled Brigitte Bardot’s French Riviera style. The flowing satin white pants were also a stunning way to add class to a bustier top. I sense a big trend next season!

The collection also featured some beautiful prints, including this monarch butterfly one. I know this will be a hit with ladies at horticultural associations everywhere… and isn’t that Pink Tartan’s target customer anyways? Affluent 40 plus women? While the collection catered to my tastes, save for the coats and blouses, a lot of the cuts were too young and bubblegum.

There was even a fur vest rounding out this Spring collection. Canadian springs can be cold, so this rabbit fur topper is perfect to layer over blouses and lighter sweaters.

How stunning are these looks? I love the unexpected length of the gold croco bicycle shorts, and the backless sparkly vest was a standout piece from the collection.

This bow-tie blouse is adorable. It’s classic and simple… just like Pink Tartan.