Sportswear, Nineties utilitarian, synthetic versus natural fabrics. Those were just a few of the descriptors designer Amy Smilovic called out backstage when describing her latest Tibi collection. Sportswear is what Tibi does best. Forget matchy-matchy — these were great pieces that a girl can put together in any number of ways, from dresses worn over pants to a knit dickie with a T-shirt.
Working in a predominantly black-and-white palette with pops of brights, Smilovic’s outerwear looked particularly good in sculpted shapes, some with removable quilted vests and shearling linings for multiseasonal wear. The designer also continued her recent love affair with Neoprene, using it for hoodies and boxy T-shirts that paired well with slouchy pants and oversize leather shorts. Smilovic’s key print was comprised of abstract dots but most of the pattern was created with contrasting patches of color or materials like leather and ponyskin that gave a graphic, textured look.