Sand of the Sea runs red
Where the sunset reaches and quivers.
Sand of the sea runs yellow
Where the moon slants and wavers.
The Ports 1961 “Fleure” Spring 2010 collection opened up to an image of sand and stones set to the tune of dramatic score by Javier Parel. The images of nature set the tone for the collection that was inspired by the elements and the color palette reflected this with names such as Dawn, Conch, Oyster, Talc, Dew, Moss, Cherry, Oasis, Buff, Shadow and Cloud. All colors found in natures, the peaches, creams, reds popped against creams and grays.
The collection included dresses and coats with structural elements and geometric shapes. Many of the silhouettes accentuated the back with details such as cowls, draping and sheer panels. Flowing styles reminiscent of grecian goddess gowns along side kimono-esque sheaths with obi belts and harem pants added an international flair. Keeping with the nature theme, bamboo reeds and shoots provided support and embellishment to pleated fan shapes. Continuing trends of the season, cropped jackets and metallic sheen, were also part of the Ports 1961 collection.
The Ports 1961 Spring Collection featured dramatic makeup to contrast with the understated pieces. A totally nude face with bright pink eye shadow matched the calm neutrals of the clothing with pops of coral and red. Hair was swept back in Hitchcock-esque French twists that accentuated the embellishment and detail of the backs of the coats and dresses.
The Fleure collection featured wearable pieces perfect for Spring evoking the natural elements and jet set style that Ports 1961 is known.
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