On the Runway

Pink Tartan's Parisian Prep

Kimberley Newport-Mimran mixed Right Bank chic with the Sloane Rangers

Pink Tartan Fall 2012

Photo by George Pimentel

Pink Tartan Fall 2012

Photo by George Pimentel

Pink Tartan Fall 2012

Photo by George Pimentel

Pink Tartan Fall 2012

Photo by George Pimentel

Bon chic, bon genre. It’s a French expression meaning good style and a good attitude, though Google translate pegs it as “preppy,” which is more on the nose, especially in the context of Kimberley Newport-Mimran’s fall collection. But don’t think of Muffy and Biff, rather it was prep’s Paris and London corollaries on display at Pink Tartan last night: Right Bank chic meets the Sloane Rangers.

The deep lineup of outerwear included a polished ponyskin trench, straightened Mongolian lamb chubbies, a deep green leather and velvet topper and sharp scarlet blazer made yet more want-inducing with contrasting black patent. Circle skirts featured flashes of skin through sexy sheer godets, while skin-tight trousers made a new case for bootcut flares. Newport-Mimran’s eye as a sportswear designer made for a collection that was as sleekly cut as it was luxuriously appointed. The no-fuss glamour continued to eveningwear, with two long knit bandage dresses, in red and black. Paired, respectively, with a black blazer and a feather peplum, they distilled the message perfectly.

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