Runway Report: Tibi SS18

This season Amy Smilovic and the Tibi team took up the challenge of redefining workwear. While the line of relaxed tailoring, denim separates and sporty shifts (perfect for dress-down Fridays) were undeniably good, it was the notable practicality of it all that lingers.
The sharp lines of city-chic tailoring was paired with simple tanks; smart jumpsuits with double-breasted buttons were teamed with flatform sandals; dresses were simple and light-weight with unusual splits and seams to add interest. Amy and co had considered summer in the city, running from meeting to meeting and all while looking cool and timeless yet cutting-edge to boot. Overall the looks felt effortless and entirely transitional, with wide transparent PVC belts ensuring an ‘after work drinks’ twist to boyfriend blazers and roomy kaftan dresses.
A palette of cool grey and dusty blue checks were worn layered over crisp white basics, with further tones of cornflower, seersucker and indigo salvage-look denim to keep things clean. Pops of colour were seen in tonal rusty orange or mustard, typically used on tailored pants, pencil skirts or city shorts, all worn with casual tops. Accessories also brightened proceedings, with coral, yellow, jade green and lilac used for the aforementioned waist-cinching PVC belts. Lilac was another reoccurring theme for tone-on-tone separates while later a ditzy watercolour print added a flirty, feminine break to the otherwise block colour ensembles.

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