Summary: In a season that is shaping up to be more fitted and elegant, Ports 1961 kept it uber shapeless. When the first few pieces came down the runway I was getting worried. Wool coats with black puffy patent detailing (lava trim)? Then these fantastic wool jackets, coats and dresses came out in procession. Now that I’m looking at the photos a few hours later, it is really growing on me and I think I quite like it. Who needs fitted all of the time anyway? Canadian designer,Tia Cibani certainly has a varied point of view.
Color Palette: white, gray, heather gray, concrete, charcoal, peat, pine, birch, plum, ink, silver
Textures & Details: lava patent, wool satin, cashmere, silk jersey, wool gabardine, twill, satin, metalline twill, charmeuse, tweed, knit, weatherized cotton, harringbone, lace, jacquard, lame, crystal beading, merino, zippers, suede gloves
Key Looks: Lava wool cashmere trench with cape collar, peat melange cashmere turtleneck, peat wool gabardine sheath skirt, an ink wool satin satin shift with a matted metallic concrete puff sleeve top, lava cotton gabardine bomber, peat silk jersey bandeau dress with a herringbone lace slip, peat brushed wool coat, peat ottoman jacket with three-quarter length sleeves and double back draping, peat wool lame dress, lava cashmere blend meltonette quilted cape, full length black patent & suede gloves.
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