Canadian style icon Kimberley Newport-Mimran’s modern girl’s guide to glamour makes its debut at Toronto Fashion Week
TORONTO (September 6, 2019) — Kimberley Newport-Mimran made her return to the runway today at Toronto Fashion Week with the debut of her new eveningwear line, the Kim Newport Collection. The President and Design Director of Pink Tartan partnered with 96-year-old Canadian heritage company House of Beker, which boasts a rich history in Canadian fashion, to bring her first foray in the eveningwear category to life.
“The whole idea of glamour is that it becomes part of your style, and I’ve always believed that great style never goes out of fashion,” says Newport-Mimran. “The Kim Newport Collection is an extension of what I love — modern, sophisticated pieces that you wear again and again. It’s an inspiring moment to put together a line focused on beautiful eveningwear.”
The Kim Newport Collection is a modern girl’s guide to glamour, offering relevant, timeless pieces for life’s most special occasions. The line includes dresses and suiting in an elegant palette of black, white and pink. Removable capes add a transformative quality to dresses. Details are classic yet playful and include bows, feathers, and pearl detailing. The line is also fully customizable, a decision made with bridal parties and one-of-a-kind clients in mind.
The presentation at the Royal Ontario Museum was a classic high-fashion runway and Newport-Mimran collaborated with Canada’s top fashion talent to complete the show.
The models wore statement jewelry by ethical Montreal jewelry brand Ecksand; statement rings and jeweled chokers from both the Cirque and North collections. The hats and headbands were done in collaboration with artist Maryam Keyhani. The show was styled by award-winning stylist and fashion director Zeina Esmail. Both Ecksand jewelry and Keyhani’s jewelry will be available at Kim’s flagship store, Pink Tartan.
The Kim Newport Collection will be available at Pink Tartan as well as other select retailers across North America in February 2020.
ABOUT KIMBERLEY NEWPORT-MIMRAN
Kimberley Newport-Mimran is President and Design Director of Pink Tartan, the womenswear brand that she founded in 2002, and the Kim Newport Collection, a line of eveningwear she introduced in 2019. Newport-Mimran is known for her appreciation of understated luxury, modern sophistication and easy elegance. At the Pink Tartan flagship in Toronto’s Yorkville shopping district, Newport-Mimran has created a stylish space that effectively contextualizes her complete vision for an inspired lifestyle. Her design studio is based in Toronto.
ABOUT THE HOUSE OF BEKER
Beker Fashions, dating back to 1923, has had a rich and colorful history. From its humble beginning as a ladies suit and dress firm, the company has evolved to being a leader in special occasion wear in Canada and the United States. Under the leadership of Ron Beker and the late Abby Beker, there has always been an emphasis on maintaining a close relationship with their customers and suppliers.
The Beker headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada and houses all facets of creative design, production, quality control and distribution. With an emphasis on luxurious European fabrics and fine couture-inspired detailing, the special occasion collections manufactured by Beker Fashions are feminine and glamorous for today's modern woman.
Since its inception in 2010, Ecksand has been committed to becoming the leading sustainable luxury jewelry brand handcrafted in Canada, offered at the best price in the market without ever sacrificing quality. The Ecksand team strives to making the world a better place by supporting honest, ethical and environmentally-responsible business practices, including the use of traceable gems to ensure that all diamonds and precious stones come from conflict-free mines. Their use of 100% recycled gold reduces their overall environmental impact while their low-emission atelier and local production ensures the smallest carbon footprint possible. Finally, Ecksand’s use of only natural, untreated gems ensures that clients receive only the finest quality jewelry. Ecksand is the only brand of fine jewelry to offer contemporary, luxury designs that are completely designed and handcrafted in their own atelier in Montreal, Canada. Visit www.ecksand.com and shop online.
ABOUT MARYAM KEYHANI
Maryam Keyhani is a Toronto based artist and designer. Her recent project is a collection of hats.
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