It’s time for a review from Milan fashion week. I’ve mentioned Ports 1961 many times on The Fashion Folks, but I’ve never written a full review on a collection; so let’s give that a try today. Ports 1961 spring 2022 had some pretty interesting looks! Find more from the fashion weeks here.
Do you remember about 10 years ago when the French brand Isabel Marant was everywhere with her rock, bohemian, collections? Well, Ports 1961 Spring 2022 definitely felt like a 2020s version of Marant’s iconic collections. It was leather, it was boots, red/black/white and fierce cuts. Some elements were more preppy, such as blazers lace dresses, but the vibe was definitely deconstruction, edge and attitude. Red, white and black dominated the color scale, but some elements of grey and blue were also included. The silhouette had a slight emphasis on the waist, being enhanced by the mini-lengths.
I like this collection. I think it’s entertaining, and I think it’s different from the trends that are currently favoured. Sure, there are many elements of the 1980s, as well as the 1990s, but overall the collection doesn’t have that distinct “trend touch”, nor is it the opposite of complete timelessness. It’s somewhere in between playing with trends and presenting them in a new way. I must say I love the mix of shorter skirts/dresses, voluminous sweaters/jackets with boots. It has such a cool vibe to it, and the perfect balance of volume in the outfit. This look is a superb example of this, as well as this one. It just has cool girl written all over it. The flowy dresses with the edgy boots are also great; a combination that never gets old. This look with the fitted leather vest is also really chic. Not to forget this knitted creation with the boots. Are the boots the mvp of the collection? Probably! Wouldn’t have been the same effect with ballerinas or slippers.
I wish we would’ve seen more looks that plays around with statement boots and voluminous clothing pieces. Perhaps change of silhouette, more fun deconstructed items, or just more prints and colors. Because truth to be told, the looks that didn’t embody that style, weren’t as successful. I’m so tired of seeing grey blazers, they appear in every other collection. And this lace creation is not the best. Not sure who is going to wear these sequins, or this black pantsuit. I am sure however that the boots can be worn many times over. Imagine those boots with a voluminous, deconstructed white dress and a knitted cardigan? Yes! That would’ve been to maximize the aesthetic of the collection and keep it interesting.
Folks! What are your thoughts on Ports 1961 spring 2022? Let’s chat in the comments below! Xx