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The Spring-Summer 2021 collection

Clothes for the now: calm, pure, feminine, with an ease. Stemming from the ongoing observations of Artistic Director Karl Templer with the PORTS 1961 design team, a collection that explores the gestures that make clothes personal, and the unique relation between clothing and the wearer. A relation enticed by the senses: the touch of fabric on the skin, the way a dress falls around the body and then moves as the body moves. Clothes that touch the body delicately, softly, and that ask to be touched. Everything is washed, flowing, light. Touch: now, the most forbidden of actions, and yet the most human. Touch as a gesture of appropriation and personalization: making clothes one’s own, easily, like tying the belt of a trenchcoat or raising its collar.

Clothes that move and flow: unconfined, wrapping into themselves, working with the body, uncontrived. The romantic gesture of pleating and gathering brings volumes close where needed: marking the waist, gathering a sleeve at the wrist. A grammar of feminine ease. Coat dresses and trenches are soft and light and wrap and cling around the body; tailoring is unstructured and double layered; dresses are pleated and spliced; knitwear is draped and twisted. Cage loafers, flat sandals with long straps coiling up the legs, ‘objet trouve’ jewellery and double aspect bags. A quest for spontaneity and femininity. Elegance as something immediate and personal.

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