Fall 2008 Fashion Week: Ports 1961 Heads for the Scotland of Mythology
Guided by Lassair (pronounced law-seer) - a Gaelic goddess whose name means flame or fire - Tia Cibani conjured up a Scottish winter in romantic shades of limerick (leaf green), ross (deep bluish green), loch (indigo), rowan (vibrant orange/red), peebles (pale heather grey), sycamore (camel) and blackthorn (inky black). Strong shoulders and necklines drew welcome attention to the wearer's face in lightweight rustic tweeds, wool gauze, plush velvets, and neo-plaids. Other noteworthy deets: interesting asymmetrical pleats, cropped lantern sleeves, flattering bustles, and eyecatching oversize off-center chunky knit cowls - with nary a kilt or twee tartan to be found.
In our pre-show interview with Cibani backstage, we also learned a fun factoid no one knows about her (hint: Junior Mints) ...so stay tuned for the video.
- Lesley Scott