Monday, September 13, 2010

Fashion Week: Ports 1961

Fiona Cibani has been designing for Ports 1961 for several years but her opportunity as lead designer took shape, this season, when her sister, Tia, took a step back. The collection was inspired by a trip to southern Tunisia to explore the Sahara and the pretty daywear and sophisticated cocktail pieces are as dreamy as a desert mirage.

Ports 1961 Spring 2011

Who is the customer: Women who appreciate the most beautiful part of simplicity.

Why buy: This collection was a series of timeless pieces that can be worn by women of any age.

What to buy: Purple or mineral printed dressed

Bypass: Dresses that are oversized and boxy.

Overall contribution to fashion: This collection proves that there is nothing boring when neutrals are used correctly. We still, however, love the bursts of color.

Reporting by Erin Jeen

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