Runway Report: Tibi FW17

Tibi proved modern minimalism still reigns for FW17, in a collection all about unexpected layering, pin tucking, and asymmetric details. The shirting of the season was updated with funnel necks and paired with tailored-to-perfection checked suiting separates. Sweeping silk dresses with a single balloon sleeve were paired with tights and pop contrast-colored heels, and boxed jackets and car coat silhouettes were embellished with squiggly ‘s’ buttons for an abstract art accent.

Midi length dresses were modernized, paired over matching fabric cigarette pants, a layering combo that felt contemporary in variations of navy and gray, and fabulously futuristic in silver and green lurex sheath dresses showing a peek of zipper hemmed leggings. Exaggerated shoulders made the case for strong silhouette power suiting, as did a blue on blue velvet pant suit. Styles juxtaposed best in a checked cropped jacket over a sheer shimmering cocktail dress, gray cigarette pants beneath and an opposing white pump.
The mostly neutral classic palette popped with pink, blue and green patent and textured velvet pumps and ankle boots, making a strong case for a statement shoe to keep things unexpected. Models zigzagged through a modern monochrome dreamscape to Bowie and Lou Reed, wispy undone hair tucked into collars paired with fresh dewy faces, making the case that the future is female, and she’s coming well dressed.

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Sarah Bertness is the Editorial Manager of social shopping platform, covering the arts, music, fashion and culture from Dallas in her spare time. She has a love for public art, all things vinyl, antiquing, wanderlust, and a good dose of color blocking and print clashing. You can follow her travels and musings on Instagram @sarahbertness.