A visionary on the pulse of fashion, Ports 1961 Creative Director Tia Cibani marries symmetry and harmony into a collection of 50 looks for spring 2010 inspired by the ephemeral beauty of nature. ESSENCE.com ventured into Cibani’s design world to give you inside access of what it takes to get a collection ready from concept to showtime. Get ready to rip the runway with Part 1 of our Legendary Style in the Making series.
As told to Qianna Smith
“It’s all about the eye this season. I wanted to create a dramatic eye with an intense red hue. It’s futuristic, but functional. The skin needs to look fresh with a nice shimmer, nude shine on the lips and no blush,” says Isabelle Lepage, Ports 1961 Hair & Makeup Director, who teamed up with MAC Cosmetics Pro Team on the runway.