PORTS’ momentous journey began in 1961 when visionary Luke Tanabe founded the brand and unveiled the iconic No. 10 Blouse (later renamed “The No. 10 Shirt”). This classic masterpiece marked the starting point of PORTS’ legendary adventure in the world of fashion, forever shaping its identity.


A significant milestone for PORTS, as it introduced its distinguished menswear collection, complementing the elegance of PORTS women and forging an ideal and perfect fashion partnership.


PORTS ushered in a new era of sartorial brilliance with its wardrobe capsule “LE SYSTÈME,” a revolutionary approach to dressing that empowered women to embrace their unique individuality through the language of fashion.

1970s & 1980s

PORTS embarked on a global journey with the opening of its flagship store in Manhattan’s 57th Street and 5th Avenue. The brand’s magnetic allure captivated fashion enthusiasts across the United States, leading to additional stores in Boston’s Copley Place and Palo Alto’s Stanford Shopping Centre. Expanding its reign beyond borders, PORTS opened its London flagship on Bond Street. Complementing this store, the brand established boutique havens in the historic cities of Cambridge and Bath.


Spotting a gap in the market, with an ever expanding global network, PORTS stood as an industry pioneer by being one of the first luxury houses to enter the Chinese market. With a strong an complete offering, the brand quickly became a household name in the region, with a large and loyal fashion following that continues to this day.


In a significant move that underscores the brand’s global outlook, PORTS established a new design studio in Milan to lead fashion and creativity within the brand and as a testament to its dedication to exceptional craftsmanship.


In the iconic movie, “The Devil Wears Prada,” Hollywood’s premier costume artist, Patricia Field, masterfully crafted the on-screen persona of actress Anne Hathaway using pieces from the PORTS collections.


The exquisite PORTS wood clutch found its place within the esteemed exhibits of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, signifying a monumental moment for the brand.


PORTS 1961's menswear collection made a dynamic entrance onto the international stage, proudly showcasing its sartorial splendour at Milan Fashion Week. This debut highlighted PORTS 1961's strong position in the realm of high-end men’s fashion, captivating spectators with its exquisite blend of refined aesthetics and contemporary design.

In the same year, PORTS launched its European
flagship store, nestled in the prestigious locale of 251 rue-bis Saint Honoré,


PORTS unveiled its flagship store in the vibrant business district of Shanghai. The store, designed by renowned architecture firm UUfie, embodies a perfect blend of modernity and elegance.

Alongside this exciting development, PORTS also launched PortsPURE, an innovative fashion line tailored for the dynamic and vibrant millennial market.


PORTS V, a new chapter in athleisure and functional wear, embraces gender-fluid designs, transcending fashion norms and celebrating diversity. PORTS V’s functional approach speaks to the fluidity of identity and expression in the contemporary world, cultivating a more open and accepting fashion landscape.


To mark its 60th anniversary, PORTS held a retrospective at the prestigious Modern Art Museum in Shanghai. The exhibition celebrated six decades of style and innovation, featuring key heritage pieces from the brand’s extensive collections. This event showcased PORTS’ unwavering creativity and traced its journey to becoming a beacon of contemporary fashion. Visitors had a unique opportunity to explore PORTS’ evolution and its undeniable impact on the fashion industry.


As the brand’s extraordinary timeline unfolds, PORTS continues to solidify its steadfast presence in the realm of luxury fashion. With a relentless commitment to modern creativity, design-driven artistry, and unyielding excellence, PORTS embraces the future with visionary strides, captivating the world’s fashion enthusiasts and leaving an indelible mark on the ever-evolving tapestry of style.