Ports 1961 set the stage for its fall winter 2014 women's collection with an interview recording of actress Charlotte Rampling recounting the first time she had been photographed nude by legendary Australian-German photographer Helmut Newton. It was Rampling's audacity, penetrating stare, grace and depth and 70's fashions that served as the inspiration for Fiona Cibani's collection.
"She is such an amazing muse to use. She is mysterious, sophisticated, sensual - everything I admire in a woman," Cibani said backstage before the show.
A fox fur scarf bolero and Kalgan fur fitted trench paid tribute to the star's indulgent 70's style, while the Japanese felted wool coat and the multi-layered leather kilt propelled the collection into the 21st century.
Accessories and footwear also updated the collection. Sculpted metal heel sandals, knit chokers and metal bracelets were fit for today's female power players.
The show also celebrated Port's founder, Luke Tanabe, who designed the iconic NO. 10 white blouse. Some 50 years later, Cibani reinterpreted the No. 10 shirt. Various white cotton poplin designs, including a triple-tiered pleated peplum shirt and a military cotton poplin top with leather detailing, were featured on the runway.
In a move to highlight its expansion into the accessories market, Ports celebrated the worldwide launch of the No. 10 Bag. The standalone bag collection includes four different styles in a variety of colors and materials.
Ports 1961 Fashion Show Ready To Wear Collection Spring Summer 2014
Ports 1961 Fashion Show Ready To Wear Collection Fall Winter 2013
Ports 1961 Fashion Show Ready To Wear Collection Spring Summer 2013