Ports 1961 has recently been having a certain moment. With Fiona Cibani now pushing the creative direction – in lieu of her sister Tia – the brand is having a bit more fun in exploring colors and prints with a few explorations in silhouette.
What was turned out was a collection bathed in the houndstooth, which seems rapidly to becoming a mainstay of the pre-season. Done in a variety of sizes and colors, the print makes for a couple of hits – like with the full sleeved column dresses, and a few misses as well. Though there is a coherent story and progression for most pieces, some of the strongest pieces – like the knit that may actually be a houndstooth knit and the black full sleeve sheath dress that may become a best seller with its wearability factor – seem a tad disjointed from the rest of the collection.
model: Andy Arthur of FORD