Runway Review: Tibi Spring 2015

Time and time again, Amy Smilovic proves to all of us that one beautifully constructed garment can do a world of good when compared to complicated layering and this season was no different. Stripping down to the basics (with a twist) to provide a chic minimalistic approach for Tibi‘s Spring 2015 collection, she was inspired by a time when materials were made by hand, fusing the traditional craftsmanship of Japan and Peru with modern day and sophisticated silhouettes.

The backbone of every collection starts and ends with the fabric and those chosen for this collection were rich and luxurious utilizing supple leathers and suede which mixed seamlessly with basics like stark linens and stiff cottons. The tonal palette reflected the colors of the earth – deep blues, sandy tans, hunter green – along with the always present black and white forming into double wrap around one-shoulder and strapless dresses, slouchy cropped wide-leg pants and deep-v oversized tunics.  Perfection in construction is always a given at a Tibi show but the design details (origami pleats, delicate embroidery and quilting) gave pieces like moto-jackets, culottes, jumpsuits and even something as simple as a mini skirt worthy of the Tibi label this time around.

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m