Tibi Fall 2011: 90s Casual by Day, Rococo Chic by Night

With a backdrop of metal-shuttered city storefronts, we anticipated a grittier Tibi collection this season. Like so many others this week, designer Amy Smilovic was inspired by the 90s, but she focused less on the grunge (although we saw some elements of it), and more on the sleekness and simplicity of the decade. Daywear was just that with boy blazers, trousers, and basic frocks like sweater dresses accented only by hot pink slouch beanies and arm warmers.
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With a backdrop of metal-shuttered city storefronts, we anticipated a grittier Tibi collection this season. Like so many others this week, designer Amy Smilovic was inspired by the 90s, but she focused less on the grunge (although we saw some elements of it), and more on the sleekness and simplicity of the decade. Daywear was just that with boy blazers, trousers, and basic frocks like sweater dresses accented only by hot pink slouch beanies and arm warmers.
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With a backdrop of metal-shuttered city storefronts, we anticipated a grittier Tibi collection this season. Like so many others this week, designer Amy Smilovic was inspired by the 90s, but she focused less on the grunge (although we saw some elements of it), and more on the sleekness and simplicity of the decade.

Daywear was just that with boy blazers, trousers, and basic frocks like sweater dresses accented only by hot pink slouch beanies and arm warmers.

Transitioning into the more sophisticated evening pieces, we saw spider lace prints, a teal crepe dress with sheer sleeves, and then came the gold metallics. Our favorite was a jacquard dress with a sheer navy chiffon overlay.

Finally, for last phase of the collection, youthful looks were infused with the richness of Rococo style. The show ended with flowing swan feather print dresses, A-line numbers with embroidered chiffon appliques, and an origami pleated crop top paired with a red and cream silk pouf skirt.

Smilovic's Tibi girl knows how to keep it cool on the streets, but can easily shift gears to become the belle of the ball.

**All Photos: IMAXTREE