Ports 1961 Spring 2011 collection was somewhat of a debut, with sister Fiona taking over the creative reigns from Tia. Drawing her inspiration from the 19th century Northern African desert travels of Isabelle Eberhardt, she brought together the contrasting elements of such a terrain. “The sensuous curves of sand dunes” expressed through fluid draping came together with the “angularity of rock” manifested in the tailored silhouettes. The colors were various sun drenched neutrals, off-set with an oasis of jewel tone brights like emerald, amethyst and sapphire. There was also an assortment of texture and fabrics, silk, cotton, linen, knits and suede. The collection was mostly contemporary separates, but also included some evening wear adorned with crystals and embellishments. —Maria Giannakakis Photos and Video By Stevyn Llewellyn Watch the video below
Ultra feminine, soft and delicate was Yoana Baraschi’s message for Spring 2011. There seemed to be small capsules of particular inspirations drawing from past decades. One group of girls resembled a 20’s flapper garden party with pale hues, frilly lace,and lady like fringe, modernized with a great spring trench. A pair of models, one in a supple silk bird print dress and round 60’s sunglasses, the other in a fluid top with flowing sleeves and flowers in her hair, both emitted an easy festival style of that free spirited time. Yet another clique made the boldest statement by mixing navy and white stripes and dots with a bright fuchsia bold print, each infused with 50s waist conscious silhouettes. All elements of this medley harmonized into a very wearable and fresh collection.
Photos By Stevyn Llewellyn
Guili presented a collection for a globe-trotting fashionista. Spring 2011 will consist of a worldly color palette with earthy greens and blues, burning sunset shades of ochre and golds, as well as shimmery neutrals. There was an obvious nod to ethnic inspirations in the ikat prints, intricate embroidery, Navajo motifs and Mexican scarfs fringes. Silhouette-wise, the collection was just like its traveling girl, as in allover the place. There was a-line, empire, shift and tent dresses, cropped tops, high and low waisted pants, harem pants, a skirt/belt thing and even an apron. As if she back-packed through multiple countries collecting various articles of clothing from different cultures and then paraded them all down a runway. —Maria Giannakakis Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn
Edition by Georges Chakra Spring/Summer 2011 collection was a celebration of the woman’s body. Luxurious fabrics in neutral tones intermingled with bold colors like vibrant coral, turquoise lagoon and rich violet. There were also some lovely Grecian gowns in charmeuse, chiffon and crepe sheers that sheathed each model ever so elegantly. Two predominant details that enhanced the collection were the crystal beading, which adorned most of the necklines, shoulders and lines, and as well as the satin straps that were found criss-crossed, parallel and in basket woven bodices. Some pieces stood out like a capsule of lame dresses which were executed with masterful draping, particularly a short strapless one with a beaded neckline in liquid bronze that just dripped refined sexiness. —Maria Gianakakis Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn
Modern Glossy’s Maria Giannakakis interviews Vassilios Kostetsos during fashion week in New York. Watch the exclusive video interview backstage and the runway show below.
Designer Vassilios Kostetsos frequently turns to his heritage for inspiration, as he did for Fall/Winter 2010. With his muse being the greek drama Antigone, Vassilios brought forth a sexually driven collection with strong undertones of love and war…read the entire review and see photos from the event here.