By Casey Jane Tuninga March 2013
Opening the show with a short film showing a young model with a sixties bob, baseball bat in hand with long leather gloves. Ending on a porch as the model swings the bat at a window, cut to runway lights and an almost gregorian melody the show began. The beat kicked up and sharp cuts, dyed furs, brocade prints, and leather accents started to emerge from stage left. All the models had a very mod look with short bleach blonde wigs, black headbands and short bangs, it showed glimpse of a young twiggy.
Each look was clean and played with fitted dresses that had front and back panels that draped on top. Beautiful dyed furs that were styled backwards leaving the scarf strands elegantly hanging off the models backs and cascading behind them.
This show was all about the small details, the curation of the entire collection and the introduction of an old design worn a new way. Pink Tartan has become a staple in Canadian Fashion and a much anticipated show. As the brand grows we can see the innovation and creative development in not only the design and quality of the clothing, but how to wear and express the clothing.
PHOTOS courtesy of winnipeg free press and blogTO