tibi designer amy smilovic is usually all about the prints. so it was incredibly refreshing to see her embracing a minimalist look for fall. that’s not to say she abandoned prints all together, but she used them more sparingly, and overall it made the collection much, much stronger. the neutral palette of olive, black, grey was punctuated with pops of hot pink — on a sleeve, piping on a coat, or a beanie. she also worked lace prints into dresses, long sleeve blouses and ankle pants. for evening, the focus was on cocktail dresses — either midi or thigh length in red, white or gold lace. i loved the use of chiffon “petals,” used as a waterfall on a strapless tea length dress, a high neck cocktail version, or on a shell worn under a tux. overall the collection was very grown up and sophisticated without being old-fashioned.
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