Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 8, 2008
Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Ciao!
2009, Ports 1961 designer Tia Cibani sent a collection
down the runway that reflected the line's Oriental
tradition (the Ports 1961 operation was based in
China until a few years ago). Utilizing lush fabrics
and luscious colors, Cibani created a smart sophisticated
line for fashionistas who take their tradition "straight
up with a twist."
Of particular note
was the use of soft metallic fabrics to add a note
of glitz. Also of note was the use of huge abstract
necklaces and "folly" hats. This collection
would be right at home showing at the Museum of
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