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Ports 1961 SS15 Mens collections, Dazed backstage
Backstage at Ports 1961 SS15Photography Virginia Arcaro

Ports 1961 SS15

Urban explorers take their cue from the Pompidou Centre, in tailoring that puts the focus on structure

Initial reaction:

Urban explorer in structured silhouettes and sporty outerwear.

Ports meets Pompidou:

Ports 1961 returned to the gilded marble rooms of 16 Corso Venezia for SS15, but according to desiger Fiona Cibani, it was based on somewhat more surreal architecture ­– the work of Renzo Piano, who designed the Centre Pompidou with Richard Rogers. The architectural influence was evident in the collection’s precise construction – cropped boxy jackets standing away from the body, backpacks strapping across the chest. Perhaps in a nod to the Centre's famous structural conceit of exposing that which is often concealed, pockets and contrast zips stood out against garments.

The soundtrack:

Ports opted for a very cinematic soundtrack. A bit 60s spy thriller, a bit Mission Impossible, it gave the boys a subtle undercover agent vibe.

The soundtrack to Ports 1961 SS15:

Last season paid tribute to Edwardian England and the nonchalance of the brief monarch. See it below: