May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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DEFINED + PRECISE
New York: Fiona Cibani stated her customers’ desire for “defined and precise” pieces, and her Pre-Fall collection for Ports 1961 was an attempt to provide them with clothing embodying those qualities. Jackets and blazers were sharply tailored and often lapel-less, giving them a clean, minimalist look, and many pants featured put-together pressed creases. Cibani made up for the lack of adornment with sensuous materials, including double-faced satin, fur, snakeskin, and super-soft leather. A jewel-tone abstract floral print added visual interest. Knits were a particular high point and ranged from classic cashmere turtlenecks to duo-tone ribbed pieces to color-blocked drop-needle sweaters. Wine, sapphire, citrine, and pastel pink tones added to the richness of this simple yet tasteful collection.–Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Cocoon / Hourglass / A-line / Tapered
Color: Sapphire / Burgundy / Citrine / Pastel pink / Forest green / Black / True red / Chocolate brown / White
Key Items: Peplum tops / Tailored trousers / Floral print sheath / Turtlenecks
Materials: Cashmere yarns / Medium-gauge yarns / Felted wool / Wool suitings / Slick leather / Fur / Lustrous satin / Snakeskin / Printed silks
Print + Pattern: Abstract floral with ombré
Details + Trim: Peplums / Color blocking / Lapel-less jackets / Turtlenecks / Pressed creases
Accessories + Footwear: Fur scarves / Elbow-length leather gloves / Skinny belts / Sheer or opaque hosiery / Knee-high boots / Pointy-toe pumps
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