PORTS 1961 teams up with artist MICHAEL LAU for their very own toy story
BY KENNETH RICHARD
Ports 1961 Creative Director Milan Vukmirovic loves to toy around, especially when it comes to fashion installations as exemplified by his collaboration with Hong Kong artist Michael Lau. The duo have unveiled their second in their three part-designed series at the Ports 1961 New York City menswear flagship.
Lau is widely known for his designer toys inspired by street culture, hip-hop, and skate culture. Together with Vukmirovic the duo have artistically morphed Lau’s illustrations into 9-foot tall sculptures. The recent installation, entitled “The Surfer,” features the key themes of the Ports Vukmirovic’s 1961 Spring 2016 collection including the star camo print, #followme, and Navajo embroidery motifs.
The previous figure, “The Skater,” was unveiled in Hong Kong last year while the third is planned for 2017. It would appear that this toy story of bridging of fashion and art is too worthy of sequels.