DESIGNER NAME: Craig Port BACKGROUND: South Africa
Craig Port is a renowned, award-winning designer of resort inspired ready-to-wear. With an innate sense of glamour and an ability to effortlessly translate trends, he has won numerous accolades, been
honoured for his philanthropy, and earned the respect and affection of fans both locally and abroad. Wholly dedicated to a vision of style that is as sophisticated as it is street, as iconic as it is modern, he has created an enduring empire with a global reach.
Craig’s father was a renowned shirt maker in Durban and as a child he used to
accompany him to work on a Saturday morning. Those early days surrounded by beautiful fabric, impeccable tailoring and the highest quality craftsmanship left a huge impression on him and he has been excited and enthralled by clothing ever since.
Craig lists his greatest achievement, apart from fatherhood, as the incredible freedom of expression that comes with designing for your own brand. This autonomy has allowed him to explore multiple disciplines beyond clothing including accessories, underwear, swimwear, fragrances and furniture.
Time spent abroad in some of the world’s most desirable locations, and living in Cape Town, has moulded Craig’s aesthetic and given his work a distinctive sense of occasion. Showing at local and international fashion weeks is always tremendously rewarding and dressing directional influencers never fails to add a touch of glamour to his fashion world.