Dear Shaded Viewers,
With her spontaneous take on clothing, Dutch designer Ebby Port showed a youthful and feminine collection during Fashionclash, which emphasized her printing and cutting skills. Port’s key item is the dress, often colorful, relaxed and combining various fabrics and motifs. The designer has the modern woman in mind, willing to look cool without sacrificing comfort. Draped gently around the body, her tops and skirts were charming, as well as her roomy tailored pants. Port’s comment on the gender-bending debate was also subtle, with a male model confidently sporting a printed dress with open sandals. It looked quite believable, just like her other garments, which were rooted in urban reality. It was, in fact, refreshing to see someone designing clothes she truly wants to wear. Kiki Niesten, one of Maastricht’s retail pioneers, picked a selection of Port’s womenswear pieces to sell in her stylish and exclusive boutique.
PHOTOS BY TEAM PETER STIGTER