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LGFW, Spring 2012: Day Three
Marie Saint Pierre, Pink Tartan and Joe Fresh
Marie Saint Pierre offered Fashion Week attendees just what we needed on a miserable, rainy at the tents: a hot cuppa tea courtesy of sponsor DavidsTea plus pastel-hued French macarons to lift our spirits. For her spring collection Saint Pierre ditched the runway in favour of a more casual walk-through presentation. Mannequins sporting simple black jersey dresses and gold swim caps set the stage for live models who joined them one at a time before walking off and disappearing backstage without warning. Silk cotton voile, organza and jersey fabrics were draped, gathered, layered and knotted into fluid, modern dresses in a neutral palette of black, white and grey with pops of red, green and gold.
Kimberley Newport-Mimran packed the house as usual for
Pink Tartan’s turn on the Fashion Week runway. This season she combined her uptown sensibility with ’60s-era French Riviera style a la modern day Bardot with a few splashes of luxe sportswear for good measure (dropped waist ruffle tennis dresses, mesh windbreakers). Show highlights included sexy shirt dresses, killer trenches and skintight cigarette pants that had editors a-twitter in the front row.
An hour later Joe Mimran picked up where his wife Kim left off with his (also) 60s-inspired spring collection for
Joe Fresh. Modern, clean-lined and upbeat, the collection featured structured pieces in mostly prim whites with energetic pops of blue, green, yellow and, of course, orange. Think neoprene shells, flared pants, tulip jackets and embroidered floral frocks. Hands down, our favourite Joe Fresh season yet. Missed Day One and Day Two? Catch up