Ports 1961’s spring collection was an ode to summertime joy. Breezy, relaxed silhouettes, bright tones, stripes as well as fresh cotton fabrics, all conveyed a sense of cheerfulness. “I wanted to communicate the positive feel of summer holidays,” said creative director Natasa Cagalj, who injected a playful feel into the lineup.
The oversized striped shirts — mostly deconstructed and featuring sharp cuts — which were matched with roomy pants had a lighthearted vibe. Striped shirting fabrics were also worked into skirts with origamilike pleats, as well as dresses, including an off-the-shoulder style layered over slim trousers in the same pattern. A vivid, multicolor floral print was splashed on T-shirt dresses and separates cut in comfortable silhouettes.
The collection veered from bright tones and prints to more sober and darker hues of blue and black, which were combined on a range of elegant pieces, injected with an urban sophistication. These included a knit tank top worn with a pencil skirt decorated with tiny mirrors, as well a slightly shiny pajamalike suit.