February 15, 2010 New York
Fall at Tibi focused less on established trends and more on the relatively straightforward concept of balanced opposites. Cropped tweed trousers came with a drapey bow tie; a glam bustier was layered over a sheer long-sleeve tee; and winter shorts were cut in fur and paired with a little jacket covered in paillettes. A study in contrasts isn't exactly a new proposition, but the clear-cut theme worked as a unifying thread. With 42 looks all told, nothing appeared repetitive, and that's a credit to Smilovic's range.