Military and menswear inspirations were the theme behind Tibi this season, and yes, there were men on the runway! But designer Amy Smilovic says it’s not a foray into menswear. “We have 15 guys in our office and it felt extremely right, and it’s all just about ease and comfort and wearing what you love, and we decided to cast some guys,” said Smilovic backstage after the show. “When we did, all of the sudden we realized that it felt really strong and perfect.” Although she denies venturing into the men’s milieu, we think she may be doing a test run. Either way, mercifully, she’s still designing women’s to a T, which keeps her at the forefront of the fashion game.
Smilovic always seems to have her finger on the pulse of what’s trending. That means lengthy, velvet sleeves and jackets, slouchy trousers, shearling, a slip dress, off-the-shoulder looks (she owns that category), the lists goes on, but Smilovic has it all covered, and at a price point that generally seems attainable for some. It’s why big retailers like Net-A-Porter are snatching up her pieces and selling them like hot cakes, but Smilovic recently told us her own e-comm business is booming, and we imagine that off-the-shoulder black jumpsuit will find its way into closets of Tibi girls around the globe.