Natasa Cagalj presented her first solo runway collection for Ports 1961, marking a new chapter for the brand's clothing, and above all, the brand's image. Ports 1961's success in the past few years is attributed not only to the brand's rapid expansion, especially in Asia, but also to both womenswear and menswear creative directors who have transcended the label's minimalistic and fabric-focused roots to a modern-day celebration of tailoring and beautiful silhouettes.
This was evident in Cagalj's Fall/Winter 2016 Collection: black pantsuits and cut-out dresses were complimented by white double-breasted blazers and coats, while brown, purple and camel overcoats were asymmetrically cut and featured extended sleeves and deep or open necklines, while military green and silver bling dominated the latter of the collection. Holding all these looks together, strangely, are long strings of fabric that look really cool while moving on the runway but may be rather impractical in everyday wear. Regardless, it made the case for an extremely interesting and exciting collection filled with androgynous femininity, power, and slight sensuality. There was so much energy contained in the latter half of the collection that we were almost disappointed when the show ended, which is definitely a promising note for Cagalj.
Click through to see all 33 looks, and scroll down to watch the Ports 1961 Fall/Winter 16 Show from Milan Fashion Week.
All images courtesy of Lee Wolter HK.