Spring 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Ports 1961

September 15th, 2006

 Ports 1961 Spring 2007
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Omiru: Style for All

Key Takeaways:   All of us at Omiru adore a sweetie, and Tia Cibani, the Creative Director for Ports 1961, is no exception.  In a pre-show interview, Omiru discovered that Cibani truly embodies the qualities of her line — softly feminine, with an unexpected shot of color and delightful energy.  Fashion shows themes are not always clear (even when explicitly stated) but Tia’s romantic 1940s Argentinian theme of delicate fabrics and controlled volume with strong colors and complementary accents makes us want to leap out of our seats and tango in the aisles. 

Color Palette:  Wonderful warmth pops from this collection in the form of ecru, tan, deep golds, a particularly fetching coral, fuchsia and the requisite black traveler’s outfit.

:  The hourglass volume created by a large cinched waist on several of the outfits gave the collection a free-feeling flow.  Each piece contained layers and volume in a floaty, unstructured manner so that each model felt dressily undone.  We particularly enjoyed the visual balance between a loose cropped boatneck gold knit cardigan that tied in the back over a slightly nipped-at-the-waist fuchsia silk tulle and jersey knee length shift dress that gave the model an appearance of even longer legs.  We also took note of the kimono short sleeves, messy ruffles and medium weight knits.

Accessories Report
:   Three cheers for a large shoe collection!  We appreciated that colors of the round-toe flats and sandals matched that of the collection.  We also saw textured necklaces created with cloth, wire and linen.  Travelling hats were also the order of the day, ranging from a "gaucho" scrunched cloth hat to a pert straw hat with tiny white veil to a large beige hat with contrast piping.

What’s Wearable: After traipsing around the uneven pavement of New York
City, we’re naturally partial to the feet-saving
flats in a variety of colors and soft leathers. 
We also appreciated a two-toned fuchsia and gold silk tulle blouse paired with an opaque underlay and
fun(ky) canteloupe cotton grosgrain brooch for a elegantly sexy night

What’s Not Wearable:   Volume here, volume there, volume everywhere!  Beware of this combination (seen on the gold taffeta petal sleeve jacket paired with a fuchsia ruffle dress) unless you would like to look like a rather expensive eggplant. 

Curious about Ports 1961?  Get an insider view of the collection with Omiru’s backstage interview with Creative Director Tia Cibani.

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  • 1. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  September 22nd, 2006 at 3:28 am

    […] Spring 2007 is all about pieces–and about continuing, not departing from, the big trend from Fall 2006: volume.  Bubble silhouettes, trapeze shapes, and puff sleeves all graced the runway.  Neutral colors continue their run as well as designers combine shades of black, white, and grey with accent colors from royal blue to fire engine red.  SILHOUETTESControlled VolumeAshleigh Verrier, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Y & Kei, Proenza SchoulerHigh Waisted StylesDerek Lam, Cynthia Steffe, Zac PosenDrop Waist StylesMarc by Marc Jacobs, Doo Ri, Ports 1961Babydoll ShapesJay McCarroll, Derek Lam, Peter Som, Cynthia Steffe, Ports 1961, Atil KutogluBubble SilhouettesMarc Jacobs, Ports 1961, Sass & Bide, Tuleh,  Oscar de la Renta, AraksTrapeze ShapesReem Acra, BCBG, Peter Som, Ports 1961Tulip SilhouettesPeter Som, Ports 1961, Atil Kutoglu, Y & KeiDouble Breasted StylesY & Kei, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Marc by Marc JacobsDETAILINGRufflesPorts 1961, Betsey Johnson, Zac Posen, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Y & KeiCuffed StylesZac Posen, Manuel, Trovata, Kai Kühne, Jay McCarroll, Peter SomTops with PeplumsAshleigh Verrier, Tocca, Carolina HerreraTuxedo DetailingDoo Ri, Oscar de la Renta, Marc by Marc JacobsWide StrapsAshleigh Verrier, Reem Acra, Sass & Bide, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, Narciso RodriguezDresses with PocketsSass & Bide, Derek LamPuff SleevesReem Acra, Tuleh, Y & Kei, Peter Som, Doo Ri, Marc by Marc JacobsNautical Ashleigh Verrier, Trovata, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Cynthia SteffeEyeletCarolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Jenni KayneOversized CollarsCarolina Herrera, Jenni Kayne Grecian DrapingCarolina Herrera, Doo Ri,  Zac PosenBlack and White ColorsAraks, Carolina Herrera, TulehAccent Color: RedCostello Tagliapietra, Reem Acra, Atil Kutoglu, Zac PosenFlutter SleevesBCBG, Narciso Rodriguez, Atil Kutoglu, Jenni Kayne, Zac PosenKimono SleevesBaby Phat, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Ports 1961Off the Shoulder SleevesCarolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Ports 1961, Proenza Schouler, Y & KeiDotsMarc by Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Jay McCarrollWild GraphicsDiane von Furstenberg, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Tocca, Oscar de la Renta, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jay McCarrollKnits & CrochetDerek Lam, Ports 1961, Marc by Marc JacobsStripesJohn Bartlett, Ashleigh Verrier, Peter Som, Atil Kutoglu, Zac Posen, Jay McCarrollChevron StripesJay McCarroll, J. MendelGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSShortsJohn Bartlett, Tocca, Carolina Herrera, Ports 1961, Atil Kutoglu, Y & KeiSkinny PantsDoo Ri, Atil Kutoglu, Proenza Schouler, Y & Kei, Zac Posen, Jay McCarrollCapes/CapeletsAlexandre Herchcovitch, Ports 1961, Atil Kutoglu, Zac PosenWrap DressesCostello Tagliapietra, Diane von FurstenbergOverallsJay McCarroll, Proenza SchoulerTunicsPorts 1961, Atil KutogluACCESSORIESTie-Front BeltsNarciso Rodriguez, Zac PosenBowsZac Posen, Carolina Herrera, Peter Som, Ports 1961, Doo Ri, Oscar de la Renta, Jenni Kayne, Y & Kei […]

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