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.
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: