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Tibi Fall 2010

Designer Amy Smilovic was inspired by the photographs of Peter Beard. Her “masculine meets feminine” collection entailed draping paired with structure and rich neutral colors with contrasting brights.

Tibi’s fashion show consisted of 42 looks of balanced opposites and detailed ensembles. Colorful vivid prints and cute feminine wearable pieces were mostly accessorized with brown leather belts. Models sauntered down the runway with bouncy curly hair, most of them wearing burgundy or gray tights.

Some of the key pieces included a lieutenant coat in artillery suede and chocolate leather, a chiffon blouse paired with a suede pant, a bodysuit  with a silk pant, a wool jersey dress, a sweater coat, a maxi skirt with a bodysuit, a leather short with chiffon tank, a beaded strapless bodice dress, and a lingerie corset top.

It’s all about tee layering-a glam bustier was layered over a sheer long sleeve tee, a strapless dress paired with a tee, a chiffon draped dress with a tee, and a sweet heart neckline dress with long sleeved tee.

This season’s Tibi Fall 2010 collection was feminine, stylish, and top notch with wearable pieces for any occasion. —Jenny Mar
Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn
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Tibi Spring 2010

tibi_titleAn “unabashedly pretty and feminine” siren takes center stage for Tibi’s Spring 2010 collection. Draped bias slip dresses in silk and chiffon layers provided the canvas for this lush presentation. “Great Expectations” opened the show, solid white cascading down the runway with a grand beaded blossom. A strappy, frothy gown sported a suede fleur appliqué down one shoulder. The two-tone ruffled sheath dress takes a bold step forward. This evening, Fern Gully came to life in a plethora of floral and foliage motifs.

Although hues were intense, the overall look is kept very minimalistic- a sleek black silk blazer, graffiti-marked structural pieces and origami laser cut details add a sensible maturity. Designer Amy Smilovic also gives her siren a tough edge with scraps of raw-edged ribbons weaving in and out of knotted buns and sandals with broad straps wrapped thickly around the ankle. The hummingbird motif is the core of the collection, providing a youthful energy, but feeling slightly junior as an all-over print. An abstract lily print, on the other hand, joined the frilly and contemporary together splendidly.

– Tiffany Chang
Photos © Stevyn Llewellyn
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Tibi Fall 2009

Photo by Sandra Rosales
Photo by Sandra Rosales

Designer Amy Smilovic instills a Russian fairytale’s “light-hearted moodiness” into Tibi’s Fall 2009 presentation. Ornate bird motifs and rich furs highlighted the collection while lavish use of gold trimming, which hinted of embroidery and brocade, kept off-shoulder folk dresses and jumpsuits refreshingly modern.

Expect solid citrus shades on flowy, asymmetrical sheaths and dusky hues on tailored outerwear. The theme is well captured with the dainty tsarina-inspired ruffle riding jacket and the long and lean Bolshevik wool coat. Large crystal chandelier earrings and traditional fur hats added an icy glamour.

Staple pieces include the stovepipe stretch wool pants and dark scooped tanks. There were a number dazzling looks with the boatneck Doystoevsky bloom sheath – a kaleidoscope of magenta blossoms in a teal pool – and the Enchanted Forest chiffon dress with gold beading. Other prints include purple and teal paisley, seen on tunics under fox furs, and the navy Firebird emblem.

– Tiffany Chang

Photos by Sandra Rosales