Tibi is a brand I cover during fashion week because I am flat-out obsessed with the brand and its designs. Amy Smilovic is probably one of the most down-to-earth designers I have ever met, and from the minute I laid eyes on the brand’s clothing, I was hooked. I feel like I am the Tibi girl; I love clothes that are wearable and simple in their lines but elegant in their design.
Last season the Tibi show was filled with prints, and editors, buyers and bloggers alike showed up at this season’s show wearing Tibi prints. But for Spring 2013, prints were out and solids were in. A chic boyfriend fit defined many of the pants, and similar to some other shows this season, it looks like we should all be doing crunches – cropped tops are in. When it came to skirts and dresses, a fitted bodice gave way to a more flared bottom, with the fitted waist being a notable spring staple.
So many other designs have more of a rigid theme to their lines, which could make finding majority of the line wearable difficult – no one wants to look like they’re trying too hard. This is not and never seems to be the case with Tibi. Tibi is made to be worn, it doesn’t matter if you are by the pool or in the woods or on the streets of Manhattan. And while we are left print-less, there is beauty in the details of Tibi’s Spring Summer 2013 collection and I know I look forward to wearing it.