Ports 1961 – New York Fashion Week Fall 2008

A Scottish winter, not fall, was the inspiration for Ports 1961 creative director Tia Cibani’s fall women’s collection. While the collection did fit this theme, it failed to match the label’s overarching goal of – as it was described in the press notes – “unexpected youthfulness and contemporary flare.”

In fact, the Fall 2008 collection was the exact opposite, an uneven assortment of clothes featuring a mixed bag of yarn, knits and heavy velvet that harkened back to medieval times. The stronger pieces were, at best, casual businesswear that lacked a distinct flavor. Otherwise, the saggy clothes did little to flatter the female figure – plaid with Goth capes, anyone?

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all photos by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine