The Tibi Fall/Winter 2012 collection shown during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was menswear inspired with minimalism, taking away from some of the key menswear Fall trends seen earlier during the month. Tibi’s designer Amy Smilovic has said “I always think a woman should dress in contradictions – youthful and sophisticated, masculine and feminine, bold and muted colors.” Inspired by the 90’s and the era of The Beatles, the Tibi Fall/Winter 2012 definitely got smart with masculine and structured pieces, girlish prints, bold monochromatic looks that were all understated and effortlessly chic.
Cropped suits were the first looks to go down the runway, preparing the show go-ers for the collection’s slouchy trousers, knee length shorts, and tailored skirts. Wool coats were perfectly oversized while the mod and preppy turtlenecks were reminiscent of Céline’s Fall 2011 white turtleneck trend. It’s possible that we may all forget about the dress next winter and be wearing layers of turtlenecks under coats with a pair of trousers instead. Amen to menswear!
While most of the pieces seen throughout the collection were black and cream, there were some outstanding monochromatic outfits in metallic, leather and unexpected thick fabrics. A glittery bold cobalt blue look went down the runway. Favorites included the emerald green glitter trousers and structured top and the all cream monochromatic pencil skirt and sweater combination.
So glad to see something other than floral print in a womenswear collection. While undeniably a menswear inspired collection, designer Smilovic made sure to add femininity through the collection’s set of girlish prints— school girl tartan plaid trousers, a geometric print, and a Miu Miu-esque bird print on blouses and skirts stood out amongst the simple and minimalistic collection. Favorites included a plaid pant suit underneath an oversized black coat.
Model Lindsey Wixson walked the show and Olivia Palermo sat front row.