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TIBISpring Summer 2015 New York

Runway Review
9/7/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

The word "calm" and a vintage photo of a Japanese man in traditional garb lit a spark in Amy Smilovic, causing her to create a fresh and serene Spring collection for Tibi. With an almost entirely muted palette, the designs were easy and effortless - not always the case for the Tibi woman who usually has quite a bit of fun embracing trends and prints.

Boxy knits and jackets were paired with simple trousers, uncomplicated dresses, and long-line shorts. The brand does have a strong footwear business now and the tranquility oozed from head- to toe, with peep-toe flatforms and loafers completing the looks.

Prints weren't totally abandoned as petal motifs, stripes, and an oversized brushstroke pattern accented button-front blouses, strapless frocks with asymmetric hems, and a short suit. When things got too pretty, one only had to look down for a taste of the bizarre - fringe slides that definitely moved the accessories quotient into outré territory.

Cropped tops and sweaters really are making their presence felt this season in New York and Smilovic showed a few varieties: seamed front and bracelet-length sleeves, cotton with a tie-waist, and collared with short sleeves. Full skirts, a glossy suit, and textured culottes made the midriff-baring looks feel accessible - demonstrating that the bold piece can in fact be worn by a number of shapes and sizes.

The collection's final dresses were just as low-key as everything else shown and were pared-down enough to allow their wearers to play with statement-making jewelry and whimsical accessories. The assortment was distinctively hushed and attainable - a breath of fresh air, but perhaps a slight upset to the Tibi women who like to stand out as often as possible.

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9/7/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

The word "calm" and a vintage photo of a Japanese man in traditional garb lit a spark in Amy Smilovic, causing her to create a fresh and serene Spring collection for Tibi. With an almost entirely muted palette, the designs were easy and effortless - not always the case for the Tibi woman who usually has quite a bit of fun embracing trends and prints.

Boxy knits and jackets were paired with simple trousers, uncomplicated dresses, and long-line shorts. The brand does have a strong footwear business now and the tranquility oozed from head- to toe, with peep-toe flatforms and loafers completing the looks.

Prints weren't totally abandoned as petal motifs, stripes, and an oversized brushstroke pattern accented button-front blouses, strapless frocks with asymmetric hems, and a short suit. When things got too pretty, one only had to look down for a taste of the bizarre - fringe slides that definitely moved the accessories quotient into outré territory.

Cropped tops and sweaters really are making their presence felt this season in New York and Smilovic showed a few varieties: seamed front and bracelet-length sleeves, cotton with a tie-waist, and collared with short sleeves. Full skirts, a glossy suit, and textured culottes made the midriff-baring looks feel accessible - demonstrating that the bold piece can in fact be worn by a number of shapes and sizes.

The collection's final dresses were just as low-key as everything else shown and were pared-down enough to allow their wearers to play with statement-making jewelry and whimsical accessories. The assortment was distinctively hushed and attainable - a breath of fresh air, but perhaps a slight upset to the Tibi women who like to stand out as often as possible.


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