Summary: If 18th century India looked anything like Tia Cibani's runway interpretation, I just might be willing to forgo indoor plumbing for the sheer pleasure of living amidst such loveliness. Everything at Ports 1961 was ultra-feminine, from tailored wool gabardine to dreamily draped chiffon, and, with the exception of a few gilded dresses and some swathes of shocking pink silk, the collection was slightly muted, like a hazy sunrise. Two unadorned black and pink dresses looked like they might be as at home in a late 80s disco as on a South Asian subcontinent, but otherwise Cibani seamlessly traversed the ages, trying to bring the Mughal Dynasty back into vogue with a (fashion) revolution.
Color Palette: moonstone gray, fennel green, jasmine white, tea, ruby, henna red, saffron orange, begonia pink, sapphire, azure blue
Fabrics & Textures: gilded jacquard, Jaali lace, velvet, wool gabardine, twill, chiffon, wool crepe, organdy
Key Looks: moonstone boucle coat, Jali lace scarf, Dastana glove, Kohl Chand pump; jasmine jersey maxi dress, Zardozi vest, jasmine Babur brogue; begonia Kinara dress, moonstone Nur boot
– Becky Ellis
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