PORTS 1961 @ Men & Women Fashion Presentation

Surreal architectural elements inspired the Spring Summer 2015 Ports 1961 men's collection with swift lines, exaggerated details and raw combinations for a playful, smart and powerful man. “I wanted real clothes for real guys, with understated details”, said Fiona Cibani.

The key silhouette is a subtle play on proportions, with cropped boxy uppers, paired with wide airy trousers that puddle onto sneakers. Key architecturally inspired details are angled tailoring, crisp white dissected shirting, contrast square necklines, inside-out pockets, asymmetrical elements and double-layer double-zip hoods.

A subdued color pallet of sand, optic white and navy is intensified with flashes of tobacco and olive green, while shoes and bags provide a punctuation of colors and metallic finishes. An essential sense of summer comfort is expressed in micro weave mohair and silk-linen blended tailoring, water resistant feather-weight silk outerwear, structured technical cottons, fluid tropical wools, and bonded bi-color leather bikers and trenches.

The Ports 1961 Spring Summer 2015 collection is a real and honest collection for a smart, modern man who dresses for comfort and ease.

The woman collection has two souls inspired by the spirit of the Greek goddess Artemis: one strong and warrior-like; one sensual and feminine – a combination that expresses the svelte power and stealth of the eternal huntress.

A sensual colour palette of crisp white combined with the creamiest ivory, recalling the nacre of a deep sea pearl. Nude tones balance pale rose pinks and whisper-soft taupe all anchored by the precision of the purest black.

Artemis inspired A-line shapes and long, languid forms with geometric elements, balanced in turn by fluid, flyaway silks, cottons and knits, express a mood of total control and self-determination. The bold and assertive spirit of the iconic No.10 blouse is reinvented in luxurious athletic fabrics and details, such as a sporty silk mesh and pique ‘plastron’. Sexy, short kilt and wrap skirts have evolved from FW14. Wide trousers are rethought with a detachable peplum on the waistline, creating an elongated ‘lift’ effect. Cropped pants add variety with the latter in a sheer silk-cotton voile.

Twirled godets and gently billowing gussets stand out on ultra-light dresses in silk and cotton silk twill. Meanwhile, multi plissé dresses feature enriched panels and straps inspired by the huntress’s armour.

Fiona Cibani channels the warrior goddess and invites women to follow Artemis and her fleet- footed elegance with sculpted designs, divine details and a poise and attitude that demonstrates the apex of female empowerment.

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