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.




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Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.