We are proud and excited to present a new brand exclusively at Mouche - Ports 1961.
Ports was founded in 1961, by Luke Tanabe, a Canadian entrepreneur. The company began as a business that imported silk from Japan, but gradually evolved to become an upscale women’s clothier with a reputation of making well-crafted garment.
The spirit of travel influenced the expansion of Ports. By the mid 1970s, the company expanded its retail store operations throughout much of Canada and into the United States. By 1983 the company began to open signature boutiques in international locations, including London’s famed Bond Street.
In 2011, Ports 1961 located its design office to Milan, Italy. In 2013, Ports 1961 opened its flagship store in Paris’ famed rue Saint Honoré, in addition to stores in the UK, continental Europe, and the Middle East.
Ports 1961 is designed by Natasa Cagalj. She graduated with distinction from the Central Saint Martins MA program in 1997. Straight after graduation she started working with Nino Cerruti who was creative director of Cerruti Arte in Paris. When Alber Elbaz was appointed as a creative director at Lanvin in 2001, he invited her to join him as his right hand designer. In 2005 Natasa became Head of Design at Stella McCartney in London where she remained until 2012 and now she is putting her spell over Ports 1961.
The prespring-17 collection of Ports 1961 will presented later this autumn at Mouche The Apartment and online.