Ports 1961 Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2013 Milan
This modern collection channeled the innate chic of style icon Lee Radziwill, the younger sis’ of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Moving between straight and flared silhouettes, elongated looks with turtlenecks evoked Radziwill’s poise, worn under a gray slim belted dress, say, which was accessorized with cognac leather gloves ending above the elbow. Dresses, straight skirts and silk tops had pretty crystal decor. A long black leather shirt-dress was streamlined.
Channeling aristocratic elegance with an edge, a gray turtleneck with long white shirt tails hanging out and a voluminous gray tweed skirt were paired with a strictly tailored straight gray tweed coat with strong lapels.
An all-cream minimalist ensemble combining a pleated pant, turtleneck, oversized t-shirt top and cream elbow gloves, probably got the closest to Radziwill's aura, as well as a clean-cut sleeveless black astrakhan dress with a white line tracing the neck and a black turtleneck, modeled by fellow thoroughbred beauty Karlie Kloss.
The only let down was the show’s pointy metallic shoes, which were badly made. For a model to pull this attitude off right, she has to be able to walk comfortably.
- Katya Foreman