All dressed up for summer

fashion April 03, 2019 01:00


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Canadian brand Portspure brings its coolest outfits for days and nights at the beach to Bangkok

WITH THE Thai New Year holiday just around the corner, seaside towns are gearing up for the crowds. Joining them is Canadian brand, Portspure, which recently launched its first line in Thailand at Central Chidlom and is about to do the same at Central Phuket. 

This summer, Portspure brings stylish designs that belong to those days when the breeze is warm, the cocktails cold and the sun bright. Founded in Toronto in 1961 by Luke Tanabe, the new collection spring and summer 2019 called “La Vancanza” offers contemporary designs with playful elements that are made to travel. Bright yellow and mustard echo a sunny day, while cool |tones of teal and turquoise bring to mind the Aegean Sea against the vast blue of the Mediterranean sky. 

The brand’s signature outerwear in familiar checks and plaids offers items that travel superbly and are sufficiently light to be unobtrusive. Trench coats are softened and flow with the body rather than restrict. Side vents are extended even further so movements are unhindered.

The collection is peppered with details inspired by the Amalfi coast of the Mediterranean. Knits in macaron hues are reminiscent of the colours found on buildings in Positano; and the popular poplin shirting this season can be worn in a myriad of ways. 

The signature is the white shirt, which draws on classic menswear even though it is designed for the ladies. There are also softer silhouettes of smocked waists and voluminous sleeves amongst tailored trousers and boyfriend denim. Suiting for spring and summer 2019 is topstitched with corset boning details at the nipped waistline.

Sorbet coloured T-shirts and jumpers sport tongue-in-cheek slogans, such as “Pure is the Cure” and “Very Pure” to graphic prints of the season’s chic basket weave.