PORTS 1961 has appointed Francesco Bertolini as its new Design Director. With a background that includes work at fashion houses like Salvatore Ferragamo and Prada Group, Bertolini brings a fresh perspective to the label. His vision blends tradition with modern sensibilities, promising an exciting evolution for PORTS 1961. The upcoming Spring/Summer 2025 collection is eagerly anticipated as Bertolini’s debut showcase.

I am deeply honoured to lead the design at PORTS 1961. I am pleased to contribute my vision to the progression of the brand, which has always embraced and supported my talent. PORTS 1961’s dedication to innovation and modernity aligns with my fundamental values,” says Francesco Bertolini.

We are delighted to welcome Francesco Bertolini as our new Design Director. Since joining the company in [2019], Francesco has demonstrated his unique ability to reinterpret traditionally defined fabrics and silhouettes, perfectly aligning with the values of the brand. We are proud to see the growth of our in-house talent and we are confident that his vision will enhance and honour the history of our Maison,” says the board of PORTS 1961.