Two years after Tia Cibani left Ports 1961 (now in the hands of her sister, Fiona), she’s launching her own collection for spring. Loosely inspired by Marguerite Duras’ novel “The Lover,” the clothes were cut in languid lines with asymmetric draping effects contrasted with a touch of louche tailoring. In all, the look was anchored in fairly classic silhouettes that often featured an artsy-yet-manageable flourish. For example, a white tailored shirt was cut out in back and draped with a swatch of silver lamé. Cape-backed blouses worn with extra-wide-legged fluid trousers were a clean, modern reflection of the book’s French colonial Vietnam influence. So was the color scheme — inky tones and metallics. “It’s just me and a very small team,” said Cibani during her presentation. “So this is much more my own vision.”

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