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Tibi Fall/Winter 2013

Posted on February 9, 2013 | by Keerthi Harishankar

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All black walls and simple spotlights set the tone of minimalism for the Tibi fall 2013 runway show. The music was the most extravagant part of the display, pumping top 40 remixes as the model strutted in stripped down sportswear.

It is clear that Amy Smilovic, the mastermind behind the Tibi brand, found inspiration in athletic and urban clothing. However that’s not to say that the collection lacked refinement; in fact, it speaks to Smilovic’s talent that she can make something as seemingly undignified as a sweatshirt, and turn it into something every “it” girl will want to don come next fall. The clothing felt unflinchingly New York, edgy yet effortless.

The colors were kept calm, mainly blacks, whites, and blues, the uniform of every fashionable New Yorker, and the silhouettes were boxy, yet crisp. It’s no wonder NYC street style mavens and blogger queens Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller, and Olivia Palermo were sitting front row for this collection.

The wonderful thing about Smilovic’s clothing was how utterly wearable it was. Long coats cowl necks, and sweater dresses dominated, and every woman in the audience rejoiced.

Keeping with the simplistic aesthetic was the styling. The models sported no-fuss straightened dos and minimal makeup. The boots worn were worth a double take. They were thigh high leather, no heel boots that added a level of cool to each look they were worn with. Also worn were strappy buckled ankle heels, again, adding the perfect amount of edge to each piece.

A particularly eye catching look was a luxe looking sweatshirt and skirt combo. The multiple fabrics on the single sweatshirt dressed up a formerly boring top. Paired with a skirt with sheen to spare, the outfit was sophisticated and fresh. It looks like everyone’s favorite loungewear is poised for a stylish comeback.

Keerthi Harishankar is a staff writer. Email her at


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