So as you may or may not not know, The Bonafide Supernova team have been busy at Milan Fashion Week.
We were lucky enough to be invited to the Natasa Cagalj for Ports 1961 presentation, however our flights were already booked to arrive on the 27th instead of the 26th so it wasn’t possible for us to attend.
I’ve had the chance to look at the collection, here are the key looks and my thoughts.
Natasa Cagalj graduated from the Central Saint Martins MA program in 1997. When Alber Elbaz was appointed as a creative director at Lanvin in 2001, he invited her work alongside him. She was later appointed as Head of Design at Stella McCartney in London.
Of course her experience is commendable, and it is hardly surprising why the collection is so admirable. I always find that my love for Ports comes from, how beautiful yet wearable the pieces are. With each collection, I find myself lusting after each piece equally. Everything is so cohesive and intricately thought out. The pieces are interchangeable and really embody a mix and match concept. The collection champions the everyday lives of women. Often in fashion comfort may be ignored. But when it comes to the Ports 1961 brand, the slouchy sitting and wrapping details are not only functional but also exceptionally fashionable.
A/W 15 marks Natasa finding inspiration from the foundation of the Ports 1961 brand (Luke Tanabe) who just wanted to create a great white man’s shirt for his wife. It all began with men’s clothes for women” explains Natasa. The androgynous aspect encouraged Natasa to start manipulating traditional gender silhouettes. By transforming the ordinary into the ‘extraordinary’ by embracing the mistakes and coincidences that happen in the process of dressing.”