While growing up, designer Craig Port developed a deep love of the sea and coastal living, influences that have shaped the laid-back glam our of his fashion and lifestyle ranges. Port’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 and he found himself both excited and enthralled by clothing ever since.
Port 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 and stylish locations, and living in Cape Town, has moulded Port’s aesthetic and given his work an elegant yet carefree edge. Showing at local and international fashion weeks is always tremendously rewarding and dressing celebrities and music icons never fails to add a touch of indulgent glamour to his fashion world.
Gracing GQ’s Best Dressed List and voted as South Africa’s Most Stylish Man, Port has been a guest judge on both America’s Next Top Model with Tyra banks and Africa’s Next Top Model with Oluchi.