Kim Newport-Mimran described her spring collection as modern ’60s sportswear, citing her own cropped bob as proof of her current mindset, and a photo of buzzy model-of-the-week Andrej Pejic with a flower in his mouth looking “very modern Bardot” as an early inspiration. Styling help came from New Yorker and former Marie Claire fashion director Lucy Sykes (Plum’s twin).
After a darker, camo-laden detour last season, the brand is back on preppy, work-wearable ground: fitted, drop-waist dresses in white and blue Prada-like stripes are made in “power stretch, a knit that works like a woven and holds everything in”; red and blue cigarette pants in a sheeny silk-wool are sleek but fun. A few very short, flippy skirts and mini ’60s shifts skew younger—or braver—than usual. And though she may have taken a stumble in her Celine two-tone heels when she came out for her bow with Pejic, Newport-Mimran should be on solid selling ground this season.
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