Coziness emerged as a key Fall theme early on during New York fashion week, and Tibi
's Amy Smilovic—who always keeps her finger on the pulse—tapped into that current trend with a collection full of cuddly outerwear. Working in a fresh color palette of baby blues and bright reds, the designer whipped up covetable coats in a range of "teddy and panda bear textures" cut from fuzzy felted wool or bouclé fleece and accessorized with fringed scarves wrapped every which way. Other tactile highlights included a nubby mohair sweater dress tied around the waist. "Kind of like Snuggies for the city, right?" Smilovic joked backstage before the show. Elsewhere, she focused on updating modern signatures such as calf-grazing culottes, faded denim, and smart pinstripe suiting. Several pairs of tailored pants and fun shorts featured pleated skirt panels in front. Meanwhile, vaguely Amish brimmed hats (a collaboration with Milanese milliner Federica Moretti) added a sharp finish to the softer looks here. All in all, Smilovic continues to lead the contemporary conversation with cool, wearable collections like this.