Saturday, July 10, 2010
Ports 1961: Art Auction
While in the city on Thursday, we stopped by Ports 1961, a boutique in the Meatpacking District to drop of artwork for an upcoming art auction to help fund Gulf recovery efforts for which Olivia and I have donated paintings (see image above). The building, a charming three-story structure, has three distinct spaces: boutique, design studio, and event space. The event space includes a fantastic terrace with a bird's eye view of the cobblestone street below. It's the perfect setting for this particular fashion house. The restrained palette of the collection is given a sculptural edge through a variety of textures, mixing fabric and even wood to make clothing that is both refined and unique. For the event, I'll be wearing a fab Ports olive green silk wrap dress, so I've commissioned handbag designer Adriane Errera to make a clutch for the event. She's just started a new line of bags using recycled leather and has a great peacock design that would tie into the bird motif of the event.