Pitti Uomo 88: Ports 1961 spring/summer16

Pitti Uomo 88: Ports 1961 spring/summer16

Tribal tailoring

Text: Pakkee Tan

The Canadian label took street style to a whole new level

The show was literally taken to the streets... with models using the Piazza Ognissanti as their runway. Showgoers and café patrons were pretty much indisguishable, and the term 'roadside attraction' took on new meaning as hordes of curious passersby stopped to observe the proceedings.

A street style icon took part in the show... Nick Wooster, the man himself, was cast in the show and he gamely hammed it up for his delighted audience. Incidentally, the outfit he was wearing (a tone-on-tone hybrid between a boilersuit and motorcycle jacket) was our favourite look.

Tribal elements... were peppered throughout the collection. Incorporated into casual jackets, T-shirts and shorts (yes, they're back), the tribal touches added a visual complexity to wardrobe basics.

The streetwear influence was palpable... surfboards, skater shoes, and a distinctly Californian vibe made for a laid-back collection that still retained that luxe factor. The trend to look out for? Mid-cut chukkas knotted with fabric instead of regular shoelaces.

The colour du jour... was military green. The tough-guy hue was appropriated for parkas, pants and everything in-between, and the verdant shade never looked fresher for spring.