Summary: Last February I wanted almost every item that came down the Tibi Fall ’08 runway. This spring, I wanted less, but I’ll still take some. Here is the deal with prints, you have to love the ones a designer choses for their line, because those same three or four will be all over the season’s collection. Tibi’s Spring ’08 collection featured safari
khaki and prints seen on many of the runways this season. Long dresses in bright yellow, brown, green, and
a multi-colored tropical print were effortlessly chic. The collection shined when there were hues of green, navy and yellow and not as much when brown was featured. Designer Amy Smilovic has poured herself into her collection and season after season it shows. The line is very wearable and it appears Tibi belts and shoes have been added to the label. There is something in this collection for everyone, even if you aren’t going on safari.
Color Palette: white, ivory, khaki, yellow, orange, green, violet, blue, denim, brown, grey, black
Textures & Details: linen, silk, slinky jersey, cotton, viscose, micro modal, giant check print, Zebra print, safari scarf silk print, capetown print, orpheus color block print, kalahari print, bluebird basketweave print, jacquard, ruffles, beading, bralets, high-waist shorts and skirts; short jumpsuit (a scary trend for spring
’08 since only 1% of the population will look good in it and 20% will
probably buy it)
Key Looks: republic gentleman caller gown; roman spring dress; rose tatoo cropped jacket with a black Estella culotte; camino linen topstitch dress; geometric jacquard menagerie dress; safari scarf halter wrap dress; Julia misbehaves beaded gown