With every collection Amy Smilovic designs, Tibi gets one step closer to unequivocably becoming the coolest brand in the world. That sounds like an overstatement I know but take a gander through the past few season’s offerings (and the many, many style setters snapped wearing them on the streets) and you’ll most likely find yourself agreeing with me. I’ve been a Tibi fanatic for a while now and think the Pre Fall 2013 collection might actually be their best yet. Beautifully negotiating the fine line between fashion forward and wearer friendly, Amy has delivered an array of FROW-worthy ensembles that exude New York nonchalance.
Flirty, thigh-skimming mini dresses and sleek pencil skirts are perfectly offset by boyish grey marl sweatshirts, varsity jackets and super slick tailored trousers. Prints have always been a Tibi staple but in recent seasons they’ve been of the graphic, rather than girlish variety. This time around we’ve been treated to contrast coloured stripes, monochrome geometrics and acid hued reproductions of the Manhattan skyline. Smilovic has an uncanny knack with leather (remember the laser cut confections in her SS13 collection?) and for Pre Fall 2013 she’s gone for oil slick black and applied it to everything from A-line t-shirt dresses to immaculately cut cigarette pants. In short, I want ALL OF IT!
Love Ella. X