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April 1, 2014

Ports 1961 Previews Fall Winter 2014 Womenswear and Menswear Collections

By Chris Boyle

ports 1961 womenswearPorts 1961 has previewed its Fall Winter 2014 Womenswear and Menswear collections.

The Fall Winter 2014 Womenswear Collection features military coats, flared trousers and pencil longuettes, which 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 Ports 1961 Womenswear for Fall Winter 2014.

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 color 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.

Fiona Cibani and Ian Hylton look to re-boot British heritage for their Ports 1961 Fall Winter 2014 Menswear collection. 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.

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The Fall Winter 2014 Menswear 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.

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