Friday, March 21, 2008

Ports 1961 Fall 2008

Fashion shows are great and we live for them but what's even better is when you can get into the showroom, meet the designer and touch the clothing. As well see the full offering for the season. If your looking for variety Ports 1961 has a 300 piece collection to choose from. Inspiration for the collection comes by way of Scotland, with a beautiful selection of tweed numbers as well as straight forward staples for a woman's wardrobe.

The collection goes from mild to wild with some pieces adorned with surgical tubing or polished smooth wood. Head designer Tia Cabani pulls together an industrial and nature theme into the collection. Tia has applied the surgical rubber as a finish treatment for her small shoe division along with making a few jewelry creations.

For evening her gowns have a beautiful understated elegance stressing the neck line a signature detail of Cibani. We loved the column dress with neck bead work detail.

It's been a beautiful journey following this design house and seeing the progression of the Ports 1961 woman. According to Tai "she's a woman who is adventurous, loves to travel and very independent". For a relatively new house they have defined their customer, something some designers never achieve.

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