2008 September 8

TIBI - New York Spring 2009

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(NEW YORK) Tibi’s cute, printed-dress loving girl has grown up – and moved to designer Amy Smilovic’s 1980s Asia. Sunday night in the tents, Smilovic showed this new girl to a packed house and got the crowds buzzing. Obi belts and mandarin collars were perfect touches to full-sleeve blouses and pegged satin pants; just enough to give the collection a clear direction but not enough to make it costumey. Though drapes of fabric around the hips on skirts and said pegged pants might not be the most flattering option for the non-mannequins, the collection as presented was striking and sophisticated, a real evolution for the Tibi girl. “I know that when she sees this, she’s going to love it. I think it won’t scare her, she’s going to be like, ‘I want to look like that girl.’”