Fashion designer Natasa Cagalj presented PORTS 1961‘s Pre-Spring 2018 womenswear collection, inspired by travel as a journey, not only between locations but different experiences, fresh inspirations, and new horizons.
“Rather than a specific destination, there’s a sense of exploration, of a journey in progress – packing and unpacking, a dynamic and spontaneous mix of clothing. Inspired by far-flung cultures, styles are juxtaposed and fused in an arresting bricolage. Fashion without borders.
Stretch British-style tweeds combine with Madras checks and Hispanic stripes, fair isle knits and matelot stripes, reflect an aesthetic restlessness. Shapes are straightforward, graphic and utilitarian – easy trench coats, wide trousers, aloha shirts. They allow the pattern to speak. Colours reflect rich Caribbean shades, but sunbleached to gentle pastel hues of powder pink, cornflower and lettuce. Shoes are crissed with woven raffia and set atop Cuban heels, ready for another journey.
The thread running through everything is humour. An unpredictability in the blending of styles and cultures, a wit in their new expression in an expansive vacation wardrobe. The woman who travels with everything, but the kitchen sink.“
Images courtesy of PORTS 1961