Young Hearts Run Wild – A dark urban fantasy in Ports V
PORTS V is proud to introduce its contemporary, romantic streetwear and sporty couture-inspired collection ‘Young Hearts Run Wild’. Designed by Creative Director Milan Vukmirovic, the limited edition “see now, buy now” capsule is exclusively sold online at Portsv.com and Farfetch.com.
Drawing off a narrative of dark romanticism and sporty couture, this Les Fleurs du mal-inspired collection from PORTS V brims with enigmatic elegance.
Reinventing the brand’s cool streetwear dressing with two dreamy, evocative themes — dark French poetry ‘Les Fleurs du mal’ (The Flowers of Evil) and sporty couture — this collection features poetic, experimental details executed in sporty shapes and gentle pastel hues. Elegantly juxtaposing sportswear silhouettes with bold experimental details, key pieces include dip dye contrast military trench coats, neon stripe staggered hem shirts, ‘LOVE’ gothic-style slogan hoodies, Les Fleurs du mal-inspired floral embroidery trousers and varsity bomber jackets. The lovely pastel palette infused across stripes and Les Fleurs du mal-inspired pieces gives the slightly gothic collection a fresh, feminine twist.
Dip dye details are designed on trench coats, sharply tailored trousers and boxy shirts to keep a contemporary balance. Much-loved PORTS V classics such as preppy striped logo sweatshirt, belted bag and ‘LOVE ONLY’ hats are designed to celebrate the brand’s rule-bending youthful DNA.
A beautiful, nightmarish masterpiece published in 1857 by Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flower of Evil) explores the inevitable, modern experience of alienation with a constant emphasis on beauty and innocence.
Les Fleurs du mal’s broken romanticism is delicately translated into the collection through evocative, pastel-hued floral embroideries on long coats, tailored trousers and T-shirts. The poem’s sensual, nostalgic flower portrait is seen on utility jackets, to cast dark dreamy notes to your everyday style. Embodying its dreamy decadence, Les Fleurs du mal floral is rendered on varsity bomber jackets, hoodies and cozy sweatshirt. PORTS V’s classic slogan ‘LOVE’ and ‘LOVE IS THE ONLY WAY’ took on a gothic calligraphy twist, expressing Les Fleurs du mal ‘s romantic yet sinister style.
The brand’s cool urbanity and youth-centric vision is further celebrated through preppy stripes and varsity silhouettes. Standout pieces include a colourblocked outdoor jacket and logo bag with a thought-provoking slogan ‘We should all accept recognise and celebrate our differences’. Pinstripe pullover, hoodies with PORTS V logo and ‘LIVE4LOVE’ slogans are created to offer timeless versatility.
Powered by dark, nostalgic floral motifs and striking dip dye finishes, this line-up features pastel-hued bomber jackets and camouflage vests that is versatile for spring layering; while the pleated trousers and stripe shirt will effortlessly vamp up a smart casual look.
An urban indulgence in Les Fleurs du mal’s poetic and gothic wonderland, this pastel palette collection will add an eccentric, playful edge to any streetwear formula.