Ports 1961’s collection demonstrated easy elegance and gentle grace. The entire collection rests on Creative Director Natasa Cagalj’s use of black and white. An entire collection of neutrals is no stranger to the runway. Time after time, designers have used this technique. Why? Because neutrals are a girl’s best friend. Since the beginning of style, black and white have been paired together to create sophisticated looks. From Audrey Hepburn to Jackie Onassis, these two colors have been interpreted and reinterpreted into refined look after look. However, a look cannot survive on black alone. What makes this collection stand out is the execution. Every seam, hem and collar was pressed to perfection. What this collection lacked in vibrance, it made up for in polish. By sticking to the classics, Cagalj showed a collection that highlighted both practicality and elegance.
In my interpretation of this runway look, I tried to incorporate the same color palette while simultaneously capturing the attention all of the details deserve. Combining a black and white plaid print with a basic black turtleneck pays homage to a classic look without letting it fall flat. At the same time, using black and white can almost guarantee your look’s success. These two ingredients can be used to create a drop dead gorgeous look without much effort or thought.
Moral of the story: black and white are classic for a reason people. Amp up your simple look by making sure a few elements stick out above the rest. Keep it simple and keep it classy.