Pink Tartan Just Launched a Patriotic Canadian Fashion Collab
“It’s going to be a Canadian destination showcasing Canadian chic.”
Drake may get credit for pushing Canadian fashion into the limelight, but after 15 years pink tartan’s Kim Newport-Mimran isn’t starting at the bottom.
This fall, her Toronto flagship in Yorkville will carry Canadian-designed pieces exclusively, alongside her now locally produced Pink Tartan line. “It just happened organically,” says Newport-Mimran of the switch. “Working and travelling so much, I wasn’t spending enough time doing the creative part of the business, which I love.”
Tapping both emerging and established brands, Newport-Mimran is curating a list of luxury collaborators. “It’s going to be a Canadian destination showcasing Canadian chic,” she says. Among the chosen ones are Brunswick and Co., which dreamed up pink fur clutches; Freed, which designed customized slick black parkas with fun-fur patch pockets; and Jenny Bird, who designed oversized circular cufflinks to pair with the shop’s well-known shirting.
FASHION’s award-winning stylists got in on the action, too. “I did the perfect pants with Zeina [Esmail], the trench with George [Antonopoulos] and the perfect parka with Susie [Sheffman],” says Newport-Mimran. Each of their pieces debuted this September at fashion week.
“You need to keep moving forward or you’ll die in fashion,” she says. With this new challenge, she may just give “Champagne Papi” a run for his money.