Artistic director Karl Templer said he wanted to look at “male archetypes from a feminine point of view.”
Karl Templer, the brand’s artistic director, looked at dualities, splicing the traditionally masculine with the feminine, and giving the collection a Mod, Space-Age spin.
Templer said he wanted to look at “male archetypes from a feminine point of view.” He gave the classic white shirt — a Ports staple — silk draped back or turned it into a shirtdress with cutout shoulders and a flouncy skirt.
He lightened up the trenchcoat, adding a panel of pale pink and little decorative buttons around the armhole, and added a dose of sugar to a leather biker jacket. He cropped it short and close to the body and added patches of pink and black leather piping.
A long and silky baseball jacket doubled as a minidress while a fluttery, paneled lace skirt married happily with a chunky ribbed-knit sweater.
There was a ’60s Mod feeling to the collection, too, with Templer whipping up skater skirts with hole-punch details and grommeted belts. His neat and elegant A-line dresses had pleated side panels, a contrast of strict and soft.