Ports 1961 clothes are known for their timeless looks, which incorporates quality craftsmanship and intricate detail. Their men’s collection, Ports International was available overseas, but now the brains behind the designs, Tia Cibani and her sister Fiona Cibani are bringing out their very own menswear collection. This line will be launched by the New York based company with the Fall 2011 collection.
It will be presented in Milan this January, at the Milan Men’s Fashion Week. Cibani said that this collection will comprise of tailored clothing, outerwear, dress furnishings, and knits, and also accessories, including leather bags, gloves, and scarves. Around 50 looks have been created for this collection and will hopefully expand with the upcoming collections if things go well. Their suits will cost around $1,600, coats $2,000, and knitwear around $450 and $1,000. Each piece will be made in Italy. The collection will most probably hit department stores simultaneously with its launch.
Their exclusive stores are also in the works. Fiona Cibani thinks it is the right time to launch their stores and that, the clients, “were asking for it…we really believe in menswear, and think it’s necessary to be in this market. We want it to be the same caliber and have the same sophistication as our women’s collection. We are going to nurture it, and we want it to be equal in size to the women’s business.”