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Ports 1961
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
February 11, 2010

Written by Mark Tauriello
Photographed by Cindy Ord

Once again the Amelia Earhart aesthetic has taken off on the fashion runway, and this is the flight PORTS 1961 has boarded packed with leather aviator caps, frizzed out hair, and a dark color palette consisting of grays, browns, and blacks. Most enjoyable about this collection were the highly structured pieces that created shapes that moved away from the body, creating a new silhouette while keeping with the classic shapes used by PORTS 1961. Volume was also a major design element in these pieces as seen in the rounded shoulders, billowed sleeves and dresses made of leather and high shine luxury fabrics. A strong point in this collection aside from the shapes were the close attention to details through advanced seam work and overlapping textures created by combining leather, silk, and chunky knits. Next winter is clearly about taking flight towards the future.


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