“It’s about the traveler,” said Milan Vukmirovic of his first spring collection for Ports 1961, which he presented under the Tuscan sun. A picturesque piazza in Florence, overlooking the Arno river, served as a backdrop for a volley of laid-back city looks, targeted for the globe-trotting male.
The designer sent a gang of voyagers to the beach in patchwork denim shirts and comfy carrot jeans (surf boards naturally tucked under their arms), and paired them with a series of tailored sweatpants and Bermuda overalls.
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“Fashion is like music: It depends on your mood,” explained Vukmirovic, alluding to the fact that a guy’s personal taste can quickly change, depending on where his travels take him. “When I’m in L.A. I suddenly start wearing suede, just can’t escape it, while Berlin pushes me toward black.”
Naturally, his proposition for spring had ethnic Kilim T-shirts peacefully coexisting with multipocket utility jackets and technical raincoats. Throughout, the silhouettes were relaxed, while color-blocking added visual appeal.
The cast mixed pros with regular guys — picture Nick Wooster and Eugene Tong catwalking down the piazza.