Wednesday, December 22, 2010


L'HEURE BLEUE "Just before sunrise, just after dusk there comes a moment known as l'heure bleue; a moment when everything seems to slow down to a heartbeat and everything seems full of possibility..."

WORDS/Images Judith Ecochard

Vision Print Cascade Dress and in cabana mix---Cross Wrap Sheath Dress in cyan

Draped Lapel Jacket, Feather Embellished Sweater, Illusion Pocket Skinny Trousers, Illusion Belt=Reality/Versatile Outfit 

Cascade lapel Blouse in nacarat with Flared Leg Trousers

Cascade Lapel Jacket, Illusion Pocket Skinny Trousers, Illusion Belt in umber-on left our fav look

Draped Lapel Jacket, Flared Leg trousers, Tank Camisole, Illusion Belt

Words/Images Judith Ecochard 

Fiona Cibani has taken Ports 1961 and made it into an uptown gal's label for polished, elegant clothing, 
Asymmetric Lapel Jacket, Asymmetric Skirt

We thought the Pre-Fall 2011---(IMHO a retail motivated reference for deliveries of apparel that is at least three season wearable)... 


Signature prints, and metallic film and crinkled iridescent cellophane---went through a multistep process that resulted in illuminated colors digitally enhanced "with prism-like clarity onto flowing silk and diaphanous satin."

Beautiful---fabrics that are light as a feather and fit the body ---well.

Unique textiles---that had us touching just about piece on a hanger...

Metallic cotton and wool, "water-coated" stretch jersey, highly-reflective silk....

and "optically-lustrous lace."

The color palette was exceptional---not too gloomy winter dark or starkly tropical---hues appropriate for the global gal...

Down White, Rosa Pink, Viola Powder and Cabana Blue---

Hunter Green, Cyan Navy, and Umber Brown,

NO BLACK---yet, not a tragedy----we think the urban dweller will fall in love with this collection---the classic hints of draping are flattering...

Hallelujah a figure enhancing subtle hourglass shape...that doesn't add unwanted inches to a feminine silhouette...(where are designers going with that exaggerated ode to Mad Men--- btw---we think it will not sell all that well at retail).

Deep V-Neck Slitback Dress/Feather Embellished Capelet-cyan

Details/ trims---ostrich feathers and metal chains on the shoes---soft and hard touches---


PORTS 1961