Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ports 1961 Outfits NBC for the Beijing Olympics

New York - July 18, 2008 – Ports 1961, the American luxury Sportswear Brand, has been selected to provide the wardrobe for certain NBC female commentators during the network’s coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games, from August 8-24. The announcement was made today by David Neal, Executive Producer NBC Sports and Executive Vice President, NBC Olympics, and Tia Cibani, Creative Director, Ports 1961.

Throughout the duration of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Ports 1961 will dress commentators on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and USA Network. NBC Late Night Show host and Olympic Correspondent Mary Carillo, MSNBC Coverage Host Melissa Stark, USA Network and CNBC Coverage Host Alex Flanagan and Oxygen Coverage Host and Sports Desk Reporter Lindsay Czarniak will be outfitted in Ports 1961.

“When I was first approached to create a capsule collection for the NBC Olympic Commentators, I was honored” said Tia Cibani, Creative Director of Ports 1961. “I can relate to their hectic work schedule and the necessity to have to have easy, modern, and accessible clothing that travels well. I took into consideration each woman’s personal sense of style and fused it with the classic Ports 1961 sensibility.”

About PORTS 1961

Introduced by the Canadian sportswear brand Ports International, Tia Cibani launched the 1961 label from the companies New York headquarters three years ago. Developed as Ports designer collection, the 1961 label embraces our global village, with the use of European fabrics, custom prints, fine tailoring and unique hand crafted details. Infused by International cultures Cibani moves in, her beyond boarders’ perspective inspires an eclectic mix of modern luxury, comfort and design.


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