Fiona Cibani’s gorgeous new line is filled with worldly rich hues, and luxurious draping which heralds a more refined age of yesterday. The fall collection includes long siren gowns, sophisticated dresses, earthy knits, and creamy asymmetrical blouses. The film entitled Craeft , about Ports 1961 came out in the summer, featuring sister and then-designer Tia Cibani creating the collection which you can watch here.
View the entire Fall 2011 preview below.
The lovely Eugenia Mandzhieva is a Russian fashion model who has appeared on the covers of China and Russia Vogue and has been spotted on the runways of Ports 1961, Leifsdottir, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Baby Phat, Hugo Boss, and Vera Wang. Eugenia Has been featured in advertising campaigns for MAC Cosmetics, Costume National, Moschino, Vera Wang, and Uniqlo, Above are two shots of Eugenia at Ports 1961 and Baby Phat.
Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn
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.
Photos and Video By Stevyn Llewellyn
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Chic.tv and filmmaker Rami Rinot Present their New York fashion week documentary on designer Tia Cibani and the label Ports 1961.