Sleek glamour at Pink Tartan Fall/Winter 2012. Image courtesy of Jenna Marie Wakani.
From 9 to 5 to cinq à sept At Pink Tartan, the coats and jackets resting lightly on models’ shoulders—
à la best-dressed Gwyneth in Tom Ford at the 2012 Oscars—offered the perfect metaphor for the brand’s appeal. Pink Tartan is about being polished, chic and seemingly effortless—it’s fashion for the weekend getaway crowd. But designer Kim Newport-Mimran also understands the needs of the working woman. Who wouldn’t want to stroll into the office wearing one of their gorgeous fitted blazers or camel coats?
Rough and tumble This season, instead of presenting Ezra Constantine along with its sister label Greta at an offsite location during “rogue” fashion week, Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong opted to show their menswear line in the World Mastercard tents. Models wore harem sweatpants and jackets with what we’re calling "dude sequins" adorning the sleeves. The accessories were also notable– think bondage style leather face masks and giant safety pins right out of the ’90s.
Power play Calgary native Caitlin Power’s eponymous label is known for its sleek, architectural lines and androgynous tailorings but her most obvious switch-up came from the drastic makeup that complemented her techo-inspired Fall/Winter 2012 collection: full, black lips and muted, white-blond brows. Grace Lee, Maybelline Canada’s head makeup artist, created the look to match the futuristic vibe from the mix of black leather, blue neoprene and silk chiffon fabrics.
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