Wednesday, August 27, 2008

SNEAK PREVIEW – TIA CIBANNI’S PORTS 1961 SPRING 2009 COLLECTION




Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Illustration, courtesy of Atelier Public Relations
Image of Tia Cibanni and of the fall 2008 collection, by Dan Lecca, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

ABOUT PORTS 1961
Ports 1961 is not a “big name show” in the way say, Oscar de la Renta or Michael Kors is, but it’s one of our favorites.
Ms. Cibanni always surprises us but comes up with an interesting inspiration and stays true to her eclectic yet elegant aesthetic. Staying true to one’s signature yet giving it a tweak as Karl Lagerfeld routinely does at Chanel, and Tia Cibanni does for Ports 1961 is what the best designers do.

THE INSPIRATION FOR SPRING 2009:
Canadian artist Emily Carr’s work.
Carr specializes in her awareness of Canadian native culture through a number of works
representing the British Columbian rainforest as well as ex-
pressionist paintings, totem poles and other artifacts
stemming from the culture of the Native people of the Pa-
cific North West.

Regardless of what Tia’s inspired by, we’re confident that we’ll find pieces that we’ll love wearing to our various travel destinations this spring. Ports has that global element that makes it look just as right in Manhattan and LA, and it does in Amsterdam and Berlin.

MARK THE DATE
The Ports 1961 show will take place on Monday, September 8th at 7:00pm at the Promendade at the Tents in Bryant Park.
Don’t miss our pre-show and show coverage on the Ports show later that week on LYRA MAG.

To view more from previous Ports 1961 collections, visit the official website:
www.ports1961.com