Repetto @ FW2014 Revealing The Vintage Elegance of Dancers' Backstage Collection

Repetto FW2014 collection invites you to the backstage of a Beijing opera with the chic and clean collection that perpetuates the femininity and grace of dancers. Inspired by Beijing opera, the new collection adds a glamorous touch to a dancer’s wardrobe, highlighting the unique beauty with subtle details. The iconic midi tutu skirt is paired with a classic top, showcasing the gracefulness and ethereal charm.

Accentuating the feminine silhouette, the collection takes elegance to an elevated level through the premium fabrics and exceptional cut. Signature tutu skirts are adorned with a soft layer of translucent gauze or layered with different fabrics, completing the timeless look with a touch of street chic. The dancer-like elegance is also manifested in the evening dresses featuring the enchanting V neckline and exquisite gauze, which will complement every balletic move in the most sophisticated way. Another seasonal highlight is the short tutu skirt with paper-like texture in various colors, including Nenuphar, Encre de Chine and Noir, each showcasing a delicate charm.

The collection is further completed by the classic dress in the refreshing hue of Celeste, adorning the effortless style with a chic and timeless wardrobe. It complements the classic Noir with the seasonal hues of Celeste and Souris, as well as the vintage Nenuphar and mysterious Encre de Chine. The unique palette allows endless mixing-and-matching possibilities, letting the modern elegance shine through.

The new FW14 Leather Bags Collection manifests the exquisiteness and bright palette of the art. The new season sees the arrival of different distinctive styles, including Feminist, Movement, Elegance and Purity, showcasing the ethereal charm of great dancers. 

With premium calfskin and the Oriental-inspired red color, named Dragon, adorning stunning leather varieties, such as smooth leather and satin-effect leather. The delicate metal details and satin ribbons from classic ballet shoe complete the sophisticated look. The vintage hues of PaonNenupharEmpereur and Classique give the modern designs a charming twist.

The Etoile collection marries classic functional design with sophisticated glamour to reveal the elegant femininity. The creative Cabriole bag using the smooth Silk Calfskin features an interesting strap and can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag or handbag. The seamless combination of luxury and versatility makes it the perfect choice for dancers and modern ladies. In addition to the removable leather strap, the versatile Sissonne bag also comes with the timeless leopard print, turning it into a dancer’s trendy wardrobe staple. The signature Arabesque bag amplifies the unique charm of simplicity and grace with the refreshing vintage shades of Paon and Nenuphar. New details like the longer handles and mini size bags are also introduced to highlight elegance and functionality at the same time. The dainty Manee exudes the girly French style with the cheerful shades of Empereur and Dragon.

PORTS 1961 @ FW2014/5 Mens & Women Fashion Presentation

PORTS 1961 FW2014 Menswear colection re-boot the British heritage pay a tribute to Edwardian England, this re-incarnation is characterized by pin-sharp modernism and nonchalant elegance. It’s King Edward VIII meets avant-garde British artist, Anthony McCall, for a ‘smart-urban’ look.

Classic tailored fabrics are engineered in pure, clean and sporty shapes in deep blue, Scots grey, mahogany and black. A sport cape is layered over a double-breasted suit, all in Prince of Wales check.

Wool flannel is overprinted with sharp mosaic graphics, mimicking McCall’s light projections. Classic English tweeds and flannels are bonded in boxy archetypical shapes. Hooded jumpers in glen check nylon are layered under tailored pieces and over crisp white spread-collar shirts, while ultra luxury outerwear jumpers are translated in cashmere, pony skin and sheared mink. A debonair hooded black Swakara cape is paired with an ultra clean wool gabardine, one and a half breasted suit.

Archetypical shapes are echoed in an understated luxurious stand alone accessories collection comprised of the compartmentalize travel case, the ‘briefcase back pack’ and the ‘day clutch’, in smooth hard-case leathers and ultra thin astrakhan, with metal accents which are repeated in a modern monk strap lace-up.

This collection is an evolution of the Ports 1961 MAN. A more at-ease feel signifies the sharp, clean and tidiness that Fiona Cibani and Ian Hylton admire.

The womenwear collection is the subversive sensuality and overwhelming sophistication of Charlotte Rampling, in pictures taken by Helmut Newton in the 70’s, is where Fiona Cibani looked to represent her mood for mysterious, sensitive and romantic.

A set of precise signature pieces establish the rigorous tailoring mood with the iconic No.10 blouse re-interpreted. Fiona Cibani honours Ports 1961’s founder Luke Tanabe by reinventing the classic No.10 blouse that built this fashion house in the 60’s and 70’s, and now…50 years later…the launch of the No.10 bag. Tanabe created the No. 10 for a new generation of empowered women entering the workforce in the 60’s with a crisp white shirt, highlighting and celebrating the perfection in every woman.

Military coats, flared trousers and pencil longuettes offer strong yet smooth silhouettes counter-balanced by fluid draped tops and organic pleats in blouses and skirts.

Meanwhile, the playful kilt-skirt, richly-textured and sculptural, steps forward as the season’s lead protagonist. The details also tell a story of bold taste and tailoring with refined cuffs, over-front peplums and exquisitely-worked necklines. Together, these essential items form an iconoclastic sensuality that defines this season collection.

Exclusive fabrics developed with artisanal mills enhance the simplicity of luxury. Japanese felted wools and modern ltalian flannels are alternated with intricate mohair, black and white chevron and an exclusive crocodile macrame. Elsewhere, silk organza or the flutter of plisse chiffon, velvet, duchess and radzmire add romance.

The season’s colour palette is exact, stark and graphic with black, white and grey taupe. Ports 1961 invites women to step boldly and express their inner sensuality with unwavering strength and purposeful attitude.