Infused with Japanese samurai and kimono influences, Milan Vukmirovic's Ports 1961 FW16 Show was a liberating performance that expressed individuality, freedom and rebellion. Themed around strength and fragility and using a basic yet luxurious palette of mainly black and white dappled with metallic blue, forest green, camel and red, Vukmirovic played with classic shapes and silhouettes, creating clothes for the masculine modern man.
Structured overcoats in monochromatic and patterned black and white dominated the Collection, while silk bomber jackets with Asian-inspired graphic embellishments and patterns added drama and allure. Buttons, high collars and strong cuts resemble the armor of bygone Japanese samurai warriors and touches on militaristic and utilitarian vibes, creating a gentle yet protective character for the Ports man.
Bottom halves remained effortlessly cool with plenty of movement in black pants and Bermuda shorts on top of leggings, all paired with strong, almost rugged, black leather boots. While it may seem as only part of Fall/Winter's trend to draw in Asian influences, Ports 1961 has long connected the East and West since its beginning, and Vukmirovic's attempt at strengthening the brand's menswear line is apparent and definitely succeeding.
Dancer: Sergei Polunin
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All images courtesy of Ports 1961 / Lee Wolter HK.
Cover Image courtesy of Ports 1961 / Lee Wolter HK.