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Toronto Fashion Week: Pink Tartan shows retro luxury and fake blond hair for fall 2013

Toronto Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013: Pink Tartan

Toronto Fashion Week runs from March 18-22 in a large—and stylishly appointed—tent at David Pecaut Square. We’re posting full galleries from the buzziest runways. Here’s what trendsetters will be wearing in fall 2013.

DESIGNER
Pink Tartan by Kimberley Newport-Mimran

IN A SENTENCE
Every season, Newport-Mimran rethinks classics shapes to create her sophisticated separates, and every season, her show is one of Toronto Fashion Week’s hottest tickets.

THE SCENE
Newport-Mimran always draws a lot of high-profile guests (her husband Joe Mimran’s Joe Fresh presentation tomorrow will almost certainly pull just as many boldface names). Last night, we spotted Tie Domi with his daughter (who, though young, is already a fashion show veteran), Luminato’s Jorn Weisbrodt, PR gals/socialites Suzanne Cohon and Amy Burstyn-Fritz, and Zoomer editor Suzanne Boyd, who dressed for the weather in an enormous parka (though she still teetered in sky-high heels).

THE COLLECTION
Newport-Mimran’s woman for fall/winter 2013 was very Betty Draper: retro, feminine and, thanks to the models’ Stepford-esque wigs, blond. Flouncy dresses with full skirts, capes paired with skirts in bold colours and sheath dresses in a brocade-like blue floral all scream ladies who lunch circa 1962. Newport-Mimran used fur on almost every outfit, sometimes to good effect (an oversized coat with a zebra-like print; pink collars on jewel-toned dresses) and sometimes not (the skinny fur trim edging a simple black gowns looked cheap).

BEST PIECES
A blue floral dress is perfect: simple and luxurious. The hexagonal print on slim fitting pants, capes and skirts has 1960s flair, but still looks modern.