Under the creative direction of Tia Cibani, Ports 1961 has turned out women’s ready-to-wear lines that are classic but never boring or predictable. The designs are often structured with a romantic twist or a note of ethnic roots. This collection took a bit of a turn showing lots of unstructured and draped dresses and coats in neutral tones like, beige, olive, dark gray and coffee.
Ports 1961 Fall 2010
Who is the customer: The Ports 1961 customer is sophisticated, worldly and very astute to quality. We love that the designs are feminine but always chic and sometimes edgy.
Why buy: As usual the fabric and textures were a major component to the collection. Watching the show you just wanted to reach out and touch every garment. Any and all of the looks could be worn straight off the runway .
What to buy: A wonderfully tailored coat.
Bypass: The print jumpsuit. It looked great belted on the model but most of us aren’t models.
Overall contribution to fashion: Looking pretty doesn’t doesn’t mean giving up on the chic factor.