story by Rebekah Glasgow
video by Stephen Bodi
photos by Charles Beckwith
Ports 1961 designer Tia Cibani is passionate about traveling, and the cities of the world through time inspire her collections. This collection was inspired by 1930’s Haute Couture and the culture of Japan. The line is flowing and comfortable, while still showing strong silhouettes. From the Japanese theme, there were a lot of very light fabrics that draped the body in a caressing fashion.
Here is modaCYCLE’s exclusive interview with Ports 1961 Creative Director, Tia Cibani:
Tia believes women are most beautiful when they are comfortable, which is unusual for a top fashion designer. When the music began, models and garments flowed down the runway. Dresses draped and then were loose down the back showing off the perfect amount of skin creating a very sexy image.
The colors were whites, pale hardly there florals, light pinks, silver, and a slight touch of coral.
One silver-sequined dress, worn by Bruna Tenório, was covered with a very sheer coral shoulder wrap, which made the dress really pop. Also notice Inna Pilipenko’s asymmetrical necklace, clear vinyl encasing shredded silk.
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