Keeping with fall’s earthy palette — browns updated with pops of pale pink, bright yellow and burnt orange — Amy Smilovic’s resort lineup at Tibi emphasized ease and layering. She updated her clean, sporty separates and suits this season by homing in on arms and waists. “We made this black knit corset specifically for the photo shoot, but then realized it was way too functional [not to produce],” Smilovic said. Styled over loose cashmere knits and paired with oversize cargo trousers, it created a feminine but unfussy look.

Silk twill trench coats and cotton shirts were finished with voluminous, rounded sleeves with snap-button closures or ties that could go around the sleeve or the waistline. “The ties look great when they dangle because it’s an eased-out moment,” Smilovic noted, “but they become functional when you can wrap them around the body for a slimming effect.”  The collection also offered new takes on pajama dressing — including a few mix-and-match pieces in black-and-white pinstriped silk — and cool, boxy suiting silhouettes with contrast top stitching.

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