I remember a time not so long ago when Tibi was synonymous with pretty prints and deliciously girly party dresses. Well, while the prints are still in place and plenty of the gear remains party-ready, the brand’s more recent offerings are a far cry from the whimsical confections of yore. Over the past couple of seasons Tibi designer, Amy Smilovic has been cultivating a rather more gown up aesthetic that fuses her signature feminine style with a healthy dose of androgyny.
For pre fall, Smilovic has picked up where SS12 left off with a collection that exudes effortless polish. Clean lines, sleek tailoring and embellishment free elegance are the order of the day in the form of sculpted peplums, immaculate drapery and louche, boyfriend fits. Fluid silks and glossy leathers make Tibi’s latest offerings a masterclass in low-key luxe while the jutxposition of acid brights and graphic florals with subtle neutrals make for minimalism with a playful twist. My favourite look just has to be the floral sleeved shirt/tailored short combo, which one would you pick?
Love Ella. X