For the Pre-Spring 2021 season, PORTS 1961 captures the essence of the French bourgeois spirit, infusing nautical details into a collection of effortlessly wearable modern wardrobe essentials.
Nautical tailoring takes on a playful twist with rows of hammered gold buttons arranged asymmetrically. Utility elements are juxtaposed with femininity, utilising unexpected fabrics, colours, and prints. Recognisable patterns are transformed into something fresh and new. Vibrant polka dots, whimsical and delicate florals featuring dragonflies, and geometric distortions inspired by the French Orphism art movement.
In other pieces, colour-blocked silk cady dresses and poplin separates in banana yellow and muted pinks create a juxtaposition that balances strength and softness in equal measure. For evening wear, liquid metallic dresses, layers of lace ruffles, and sharp tuxedo jumpsuits suggest a fusion of the familiar and the modern.
In terms of accessories, the Astrid, Anouk, and Anika bags, lightweight and versatile, embody the new PORTS 1961 'double style' concept, featuring pockets on both the front and back for added functionality and convenience. Heirloom jewels combine pearls and silver, incorporating modern links and chains for a timeless yet contemporary feel.