While we saw many collections that we liked during Pitti Uomo, one of our favorites had to be Milan Vukmirovic's show for Ports 1961. As a designer Vukmirovic first came to international attention as co-founder of the legendary Paris boutique Colette and of the Webster in Miami. From 2001-2003 he was also creative director of Jil Sander. Recently he's been more well known as a photographer/ founder of Fashion for Men magazine and an instagram superstar, often seen tan and shirtless.
He showed his first collection for Ports 1961 in January of this year and presented his Spring 2016 at the Piazza Ognisanti. The line accomplished the difficult task of feeling hyper-masculine and high-fashion -- it's not fussy or camp but gives a lot of design bang for the buck. The silhouettes are for buff guys, which makes sense as Vukmirovic is a bit of bodybuilder himself. We particularly loved the denim and the jackets with blocks of color. A fun twist was casting several hunky fashion editors in the show: La Repubblica's Simone Marchetti, Details' Eugene Tong and stylist/consultant Nick Wooster. We can't say it enough -- we loved this show. Some of our favorite looks, below: