Tibi S/S 2020 New York Fashion Week Women’s
Scene setting: Watching an old Western film with restored colour was the original starting point for Tibi designer Amy Smilovic, who gravitated to the dusty (and occasionally explosive) tones that peppered her latest collection. Presented in the auditorium of The Times Center, the inspiration appeared to come full circle, though the timeless minimalism and seasonless nature that’s ever present in Tibi’s offerings, would never have given it away.
Sound bite: ‘The clothing is pushed and it makes you take risks but it still has a big eye towards practicality and functionality. We really thought about where risk meets practicality,’ said Smilovic backstage before the show. ‘Everything is so wearable. Not "wearable" in the sense of it’s a bohemian dress that you throw on with a flip flop, but in the sense that I can wear it during the day, to the office, out at night, on the weekend, I can wear it in September and February – all of that is becoming more and more important.’
Mood board: To this end, Tibi’s S/S 2020 was an accessible mix of slouchy cargo trousers, blazers with exaggerated, rounded shoulders, swinging pleated tops and slinky, figure-skimming knits that also applied to the smattering of menswear looks presented alongside. Matched with thin strapped sandals, chunky platform clogs and flat woven slides, the label’s polished take on an everyday wardrobe takes the pain out of getting dressed. §