When I saw mention of wired hems on the press notes before the show. I was totally intrigued but then creative director Natasa Cagalj is always full of wonderment. Always pushing bounderies but ever so elequently..
Opposites attract in her stunning SS18 collection for Ports 1961, which pairs masculine with feminine and explores the idea of travel from the comfort of your own wardrobe.
Traditionally masculine fabrics are used to create hyper-feminine shapes and silhouettes. Some serioulsy beautiful pencil skirts need to be mentioned .
Influences from a plethora of different cultures are infused into the collection, which also heavily emphasises the use of hand-made techniques to promote precision, individuality and an artisanal ethos. Pieces are decorated with hand-woven squares and cricket jumpers are knitted by hand. Elsewhere, fabrics are intentionally creased and of course there are those fanous seams that give a sense of the human hand.