Tia Cibani gave us a bit of everything for fall: graphic-print full-lenth gowns, slouchy long-sleeved pantsuits, and metallic sheath dresses, to name a few. The Ports 1961 designer was going for "discovery and invention" in her A/W10 collection, and that amounted to architectural silhouettes with touches of rich tailoring for this increasingly popular New York favourite.
Cibani's strong points were probably at her simplest, as in a sweetly printed sage-green dress that invoked details of the Old World. She added variety with layering - whether adding thick wool cardigans to evening dresses or printed, '70s-silhouette capes to cocktail styles - keeping with the trend this season that more can be better. But no matter which looks the Ports 1961 customers flock to this fall, they'll want to remember one thing: to pair every outfit with the heavy-metal necklaces models sported on the runway.