Short. Sharp. Strong. Immediate.
Inspired by a new generation and their inclination to remix classic wardrobe pieces for a fresh attitude, Artistic Director Karl Templer conceives a PORTS 1961 collection that exudes confidence, empowerment, and strength. It connects with a metropolitan lifestyle lived at full throttle, emphasising determination and focus over frivolity, while still valuing whimsical touches. Bold pragmatism meets flourishes that resonate with creativity and emotion.
Shapes are precise and succinct, with graphic graffiti prints adorning the surfaces. Traditionally feminine elements like lace, sequins, and decoration are given a more rugged treatment.
The interplay between draping and sharpness, and the juxtaposition of classicism and subcultural individualism, signal an evolution for PORTS 1961. Shrunken pantsuits, short coats, draped dresses, a-line dresses, and pleated skirts are featured. There's a layering of cut-outs and punk-inspired details. Draped knits and the reimagined lace T-shirt dress add further dimension. Each look is anchored by substantial boots and high-top sneakers; metal jewellery with a punk aesthetic, snakeskin panel bags, and the iPhone clutch provide the finishing touches. These clothes possess an assertive perspective and an immediate impact.