MILAN--Fiona Cibani took a more boyish yet structured approach in crafting her mens spring summer 2015 collection, which was directly inspired by the work of Renzo Piano - the Italian architect who designed modern wonders such as Paris' Pompidou Center and the New York Times building.
In a push towards more casual, sports wear-driven mens wear, Cibani's collection was punctuated with poncho-style boy scout rain coats, dropped-pocked blue jeans, and architecturally paneled drawstring-hood jackets.
Backstage Cibani agreed that a more youthful feel was palpable.
"It's really for a modern man who dresses for himself," Cibani said, explaining that her aim was a "very polished sense of youthful casualness".
Following the February 2014 launch of Ports first accessories line, which celebrated the new limited-edition dusty pink No. 10 shopper bag, this season Ports showcased a few mens lap top backpacks. "It's [accessories] definitely something we are focused on," Cibani told Now Fashion.
Back on the catwalk, cotton suits with quirky elements like stand-alone lapels with no connecting collar rendered the collection memorable. Summer was expressed in luxurious materials like micro weave mohair and more lavish tech fabrics like water-resistant silk for outerwear.
"We used cotton of the highest level and a lot of silk," Cibani added.