Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 4, 2008
Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Mary Blanco
Ports 1961 designer
Tia Cibani showed a luxurious line of richly colored
fall clothing enlivened by a dollop of funk. Gorgeous
shades of mustard, orange, blued-greens colored
rich wools, silks and silk brocades.
Cibani was born in North Africa,
moved to Canada as a child and famously relocated
the design and manufacturing shop to China when
she first became head designer of Ports 1961 (formerly
Ports International). She has now moved to New York.
All these many international influences are interpreted
in her designs.
Beautiful, rich and wonderful - that's Ports 1961.
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