Thursday, September 10, 2009
Ports 1961 2010 Spring/Summer Collection
Tia Cibani who took on the challenge of opening a signature retail boutique in New York’s meatpacking district during the economic downturn knows one thing for sure- “Give women beautiful clothes that represent value & quality and they will still find a way to buy them” said Cibani.
Based on the success of her boutiques, Cibani has taken the next step in presenting her brand’s identity to the public by moving her show to the Tent in Bryant Park.
A trip to a Japanese sand garden seemed to be the main inspiration for the collection, origami and the kimono as design motifs.
Cibani’s ingeniously draped sculptural shapes came in a soft color palette of ivory, blush, bronze and brown: layered organza, taffeta, satin and jersey were transformed into such pieces as cocoon dresses with back draping, asymmetrical skirts and loose, easy pants featuring folds, swags of fabrics and obi belts with some of the more distinctive touches, which were subtler than usual, were, being very effective.