The Mood: Milan Vukmirovic kept it light both in color palette and construction this season. Knits had small bits of fringe, dress shirts had woven embroidery, and white shorts had varsity striping. The collection felt preppy and, frankly, easy to wear. But being too easy can also be a bad thing.
The Shoes: The label continued its signature bowed sneakers for him, adding new ruching details in new materials like gingham. We appreciate the evolution of a signature — every label should have one — but the rest of the shoes fell flat in comparison. A simple black sandal or sneaker won’t cut it in today’s must-wow, must-dazzle runway world.
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The Verdict: Like its contemporary competitor No. 21, Ports 1961 is still finding the balance between being experimental with mass appeal. The sneakers are definitely a step in the right direction — it’s not easy to stand out in such a saturated market — but give us something new to work with, too.
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