Behind the Ports 1961 spring/summer 2015 collection inspired by a Greek goddess
Fashion One takes you behind the scenes of the Ports 1961 spring/summer 2015 presentation at Milan Fashion Week. We have an exclusive interview with label’s creative director and hear her inspirations and thoughts regarding the new collection.
First we have a sneak peek at the models undergoing hair and make up backstage where the look was natural beauty with bold brows, nude lips and gently tousled hair.
Creative director Fiona Cibani was inspired by the Greek goddess Artemis who was both a huntress and a symbol of virginity and womanhood. Cibani describes Artemis as soft and feminine, as well as strong and powerful, and the collection was designed with a deity like this in mind.
There were no prints included in this season’s garments but the creative director spoke enthusiastically about the fabrics which featured a range of soft but solid colors in rose pink, black, creams and pearls. The pieces combine tough armour like double cotton, leather and python skin with delicate pleated silk and flowing, floaty fabrics giving a sensual feel as well as some cashmere knits. Accessories were also a key point with towering high shoes adding amazonian impact and bags with fringed leather tassel detailing. Jewelry and rings were symbolic for the power of the warrior woman as well as offering her protection.