Tibi makes us smile. Well, with a name like Tibi’s who wouldn’t smile? But it is more than that. With all the different designers appearing with their incredibly busy or hard-edged pieces on Fashion Week, it is nice to really be able to kick back and relax while imagining the last from the Tibi spring/summer 2016 collection presented during the New York Fashion Week on our own silhouettes. It was the ‘90s Amy Smilovic (that smile is everywhere) drew inspiration from, with trips to Miami, Cuba and Malibu really solidifying the concepts floating in the designer’s mind. Pastels and gentle tones were a common theme, as well as the flowing, comfortable fits that made a simple slip dress appear all the more enticing. Want something a bit more on the sexy side? A beige taffeta jumpsuit with pleated ruffles might just do the trick.
Long and loose is what has us spellbound with Tibi. Add silks and cottons to the mix and we cannot imagine a more comfortable batch of designs put through and onto stage. When it comes to ready-to-wear, it is Tibi that can really grasp the latest in trends and turn it into what we actually would wear on a daily basis. Smilovic definitely went out of her comfort zone here and took to tacky onto the rad of more refined. Colors seen throughout include forest green and muter turquoise, slate blue and glinting sapphires, lovely coral, white and pink and gentle nudes. We see taffeta and silk, off the shoulder blouses and knee-length ruffled skirts, strapless pieces and plunging necks on full-length slip dresses. The light and the dark come together for good measure while we get to enjoy a moment of confidence in the very fact that a woman need not bare her limbs to look positively breathtaking. After all, covering up often has a better effect than showing off, including when in reference to those legs of ours. Though, we can certainly look pretty amazing wearing those ankle grazing dresses or the slinky slips in nude or oxblood. Rounded necklines and thick straps are definitely a welcome contrast to the plunging necklines so very common on the runway since 2015, on the other hand, and the sophistication of Tibi is hard to forget once you have viewed this particular collection.
When it came to eveningwear, there were a few rather intriguing dresses included in the Tibi spring 2016 RTW collection, though we loved the looser skirt with tight top idea best, particularly when paired with a good pair of flip flops. Those in love with sequins could certainly enjoy the black and maroon versions of these longer skirts with ease, whether as a single piece or two. Falling off a single shoulder though, the pieces that graced the runways were nothing if not alluring to the senses, beckoning for the average woman to bask in the comfort of all that is New York and Tibi combined. Forget looking simply sexy, these girls sent onto the catwalk were simply delectable!
Photos courtesy of Vogue