Karl Templer’s goal, with this new Spring 2021 Ports 1961’s collection, was to explore the idea of contact, touch and proximity. It is well explained by the first two mini dresses which, on a white background show two couples of people hugging and kissing each other. How did something as simple as touch become the object of our widest dreams?
The collection is “tactile” on different levels. Dresses and suits focus on the body, drawing it softly: waist is tight, sleeves, both short and long, follow the line of the shoulders gently. The slave-sandals hug the part of the leg left without cloths, incorporating it in the whole. Each material is well worked. Colours, on their side, are few, black, white, beige and some red. The making of the fabrics is what really give them consistence.
Not only overwork embroideries, but also drapes and ruffles, for example in the white shirt laterally closed on the waist, or in the dresses with plissé drapes. Fringes are back in this collection and so are “doubled” blazers, folded on themselves in two frontal layers. Our favourite detail is the small listed closure of the final blazers, very elegant.
Cover image courtesy: gorunway.com by Filippo Fior