Runway Report: Tibi SS16

Tibi designer Amy Smilovic wanted her spring collection to be about “relaxation and refinement” which she achieved with nineties silhouettes in a pastel color palette.

As a rule, designs were long and loose and mostly came in silk or cotton. Smilovic said she was inspired by recent trips to Miami, Cuba and Malibu. “I think with the whole normcore thing people fall too much into uniforms,” she said. “I know I’m craving to mix it up”.

The Bermuda short, which came in a variety of colors and materials including a surprising iridescent silk taffeta, were a mainstay of the collection, as were slip dresses with pleating detail in nude or oxblood updated with a round neckline and thick straps.

Not usually one for sequins, this season Smilovic coated dresses, skirts, tops, and shorts in the shiny stuff. In fact, her pink sequined pleated tank dress with sheer inserts is going to be the answer to all our summer woes.

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