With Natasa Cagali bringing Ports 1961 womenswear back to the Uk for LFW AW17, and I personally cant wait, its a good time to revist the ethos of the brand whose cuts are clean efficient and supremeley wearable.
There has been so much conflict and angst in the world recently, it’s nice to see people focus their attention onto love for a change, which is what Milan Vukmirovic did for the autumn winter 2017-2018 collection. Taking the symbol for love, translating it in English, Arabic, French Russian, Chinese and Japanese and then printing the different translations onto on sportswear hoodies, Vukmirovic manages to create a collection that instantly appeals to a younger crowd, reflecting both the energy and the music of the 90’s in London, as well as the changes of today’s world.
Athough, the ‘Army Of Love’ collection has a more minimalist feel to it, the pieces display a versatility and a practicality. Protective urban wear with reflective strips adorns construction site parkas, studs, buckles and harness are used as design embellishments, the collection’s bomber jackets are reversible and hoods are removable.
The use of stripes can be seen throughout the collection, as well as camo print. To balance out the urban vibe, the collection uses simple, clean cuts, giving an assertive feel to the pieces. Colours are two-toned shades of black, grey, red and orange.