Ports 1961 creative director Natasa Cagalj was thinking of a mom at a child’s birthday party when working on pre-fall, which was built out of playful, layerable pieces with eccentric embellishments. “We wanted to project that feeling of happiness into the collection,” she said. Cagalj added a dose of whimsy to tailored pieces, using painterly prints, embroidered flowers, rainbow trims, ribbon detailing and hand-knotted tassels. Flirtatious but still G-rated were a silk duchess ruffle dress that showed a bit of shoulder, and dresses that could be zipped up or down to reveal a little leg. Playtime carried over into accessories, with sneakers decorated with pom poms, bows and shearling.