Pink Tartan - spring/summer 2006

For spring-summer 2006, Pink Tartan shows us just how many sprightly silhouettes it can offer for what is clearly this label’s favourite calendar season.

The jacquard jacket with Nehru collar shows rigid propriety, even though such a regal piece is worn with a pair of no-frill pants. Just when you think collars and cuffs are going to be sharp across the board, Pink Tartan lets a gold lamé statue melt down the runway: a liquid silk blouse tucked into reflective capris. The puffy taupe skirt might have been too unusual if it hadn’t been paired with the simple but ruffled open-front blouse.

One of the few labels showing at Toronto Fashion Week who embrace the technicolor palette, Pink Tartan has us reaching for our sunglasses. The slinky jade housedress, manages to capture the eye without having much shape, similarly to how the banana yellow wraparound dress manages to do it on pop factor alone. Geometry figures into the equation. The silk-lined scarlet dresses are memorable for their retro polka dots, and the chevron checks makes us pay more attention to the candy-striper skirt than to the quiet white blouse, a more typical Pink Tartan offering

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer