Runway Report: Tibi AW18

Amy Smilovic and the Tibi team once again wowed an adoring crowed with the Fall/Winter 2018-19 collection inspired by cities, construction, and architecture.  Amy has always been an expert at elevating the functional – and striking a perfectly brilliant balance between fashion and utility.  The looks did not disappoint as the ultimate wardrobe for the NYC woman constantly on the go.

The clothes were, like the designer, versatile, chic, feminine, bold, and creative.   The hemlines included a number of midi-skirts with exceptional movement and in a palate of hues from neutrals to metallic blue.  Looks were often paired with knee-high lacquered boots in red, white, or black, or bold cobalt blue pumps, all of which featured a walkable heel, helping the busy woman in her quest to conquer each day from morning to night.

Her relaxed take on the power suit this season gave way for a balance of modestly cut pieces styled with feminine silhouettes that juxtaposed hard and soft.   There were high-neck, long sleeved silk midi dresses in cherry red (with matching boots) and pink, accented with drawstring waists.  Cozy cashmere sweaters – at times in bright purple, fluorescent yellow, orange, pink –were paired with heavy wide-legged leather trousers or straight skirts.  The teddy bear coat was back, but this time in vibrant neons.  Cropped puffer jackets offered another layering element and were thrown over suits and industrial jumpsuits.

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Sarah Berner is a fashion industry advisor, investor, and business leader. She is particularly passionate about brands that empower women and fashion for the woman on the go, given her non-stop schedule that traverses the many disparate dress codes of Manhattan and beyond. While she spends an inordinate amount of time in Gucci slides, her favorite accessory is Luddie her 5-lbs Chihuahua. You can follow her on Instagram @saraheberner.