Sunday, March 23, 2014


By Lynda Castonguay

World MasterCard Fashion Week - Day 3

Joe Fresh (1,3), Pink Tartan (Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images)

Tonight, powerhouse couple Kimberley and Joe Mimran flexed their muscles in front of packed houses for their respective lines Pink Tartan and Joe Fresh. As a gentleman would, it was lady first. Apres-vous!

Pink Tartan

Romanticism rooted in Canadianism. Say that three times fast!

From the opening look, you knew this was going to be a cozy collection - a cream skirt and shirt with fur mitts - very Hulk meets apron mitts - and a colossally chunky knit scarf wrapped around and hugging the model’s head. Second to that was a wool sweater with reindeer print across the chest - a staple look for those chilly Canadian months. 

Sultry browns and tender ivories brought the collection to a soft still with engulfed a-line skirts in metallic finishes and bronze and burgundy jacquard. Jackets in chic greys had large lapels. Pleated skirts in white, red and black houndstooth paired well with collarless jackets. Turtle necks were all the craze and so too was this diamond stitched fabric in a full body wrap garment and pleated a-line skirt styled together with a black moto jacket.

Some call it buffalo plaid, I call it lumberjack plaid. Whatever the term, the understated earth tones juxtapositional to this loud plaid, on a skirt and jacket, represented well the temperament of our Canadian winters.

The collection was rooted in Canadian understandings, but it did have a Parisian chic to it. Wholly, it was sumptuous, luxurious, at times delicate and other times powerful.

Pink Tartan Fall/Winter 2014-15

Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images

Designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran (Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images)

Joe Fresh

Joe is just as fluent in Canadian wear than his significant other, with a collection that straight away reminded me of my home and native small town in northern Ontario. Mr. Mimran no doubt sketched this collection with a patriotic pen.

Parading down this wintery runway were slinky knits, flouncy dresses, and skinny pants in a barrage of forest and khaki greens, shades of beiges, the indomitable black, and what is known as Joe’s signature orange. As a daughter of a hunter, I know it as the orange of hunting jackets. 

The models wore tuques with race stripes of fur (faux fur I believe) which animated their walk down the runway. There were pleats on a mid thigh skirt and this electric Christmas tree green moto jacket. And lest we forget the khaki green anorak with a fur covered front. 

One dress had a mountain view screened onto it using the exact colours of the autumn landscape. There was also a mountain top knitted onto a grey wool sweater with slouchy turtle neck. Less abstract and more obvious, a black sweater with the face of a fox emblazoned on it. What did that fox say?

Stay tuned for Day 4!

Joe Fresh Fall/Winter 2014-15

Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images

Designer Joseph Mimran (Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images)

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