Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’12. Tibi Stays Luxe and Loose for Spring

September 13, 2011 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, New York Fashion Week Spring ’12

Summary: This season it was clean as can be at Tibi. The lines, the palate, the movement — all speak to a no-frills collection that thrives on elegance and ease, a gorgeous color palate, and radiant fabrics that are inimitably chic.

When it comes to the separates, each of the blouses and tanks are cut fairly close to the body with enough subtle movement to keep them from being truly body-con, but not enough to detract from the sea of wide-legged pants: this collection’s true source of volume. Ultra wide and liquid smooth, the trousers came in various colors (cobalt, bright yellow and black, to name a few) and moved easily down the runway. A racer back pleated halter top gown and a few sheath dresses mix up the structural palate, working as looks that could be taken into the evening or a casual moment out with friends. The short-sleeved number with a front leather panel, sheer cobalt back and asymmetrical hemline is gorgeous — one of the few more urban pieces that kept the collection from looking altogether too similar.

Each look is very beautifully made, and the luxe fabrics embody a sensuousness that compliments the way the materials moved both on the runway and against the body. These are clothes that can make a woman feel sexy all on their own, no further accoutrements needed.

Colors: Black, white, green, golden yellow, cobalt, nude, pale grey, salmon, buttercup, mint, grey blue, peach

Fabrics and Textures: Silk, cotton, satin, chiffon, leather, jacquard, jersey, cotton silk blend, sheer, pleating, crepe de chine

Key Looks: Pleated halter-top white gown; silk nude tank top with bright yellow wide-legged palazzo pants; black leather dress with halter neck and sheer cobalt sleeves and back; black wide-legged palazzo pants and a slouchy bright yellow tank with a deep v-neck; low-slung golden yellow ankle-length pants with a matching silk boat neck top.

— Amanda Aldinger

Images: NY Mag

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