Nina Tiari S/S 2018

Alyssa Kelly, Staff Writer

If there’s one thing designer Nina Tiari knows, it’s color. Night and day collided in her vibrant and kaleidoscopic Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Her Betsy Johnson-esque color schemes and patterns brought together through impeccable tailoring and structure could belong both on the runway or in a candy shop. Only on her second New York Fashion Week run, Tiari’s show proved she is here to stay.

Her newest collection introduced the New York City party-goer to the upscale street style of Palm Springs. Some looks maintained a more office wear shape, but the fabric and accents made this collection undeniably for the late night woman. Lace pants mixed with crop tops and jeweled embellishments called together the sun and moon for these transformable day-to-night pieces.

The NYU and Parsons alumnus uses her keen eye for urban fashion to incorporate subtle hints of a NYC-Cali hybrid style. A perfect example of this blend is one of her most eye-catching looks — a pink lace peplum one-piece with shoulder chains. Top the piece off with a pair of black cigarette pants and the look is day appropriate. On its own, the bodysuit is a fun downtown club look for the New York socialite.

Other looks leaned towards the Palm Springs side — in particular, one flowing maxi dress featuring bright magenta and tangerine hues and trendy spring green accents. The range of styles and patterns in the collection satisfies the summer styles of fashionistas from coast to coast.

While the success of this collection has yet to be determined, this is certainly not the last we’ll see from Tiari.

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