September 06, 2008
Amy Smilovic lived in Hong Kong and started her business there, so Sunday's Asian-inspired collection for Spring, which had a touch of the eighties thrown in for good measure, was a homecoming of sorts. Prints were the thing, as usual, showing up in flora and fauna in shades of yellow, jade, bloodred, and bright blue. A few too many harem pants took a stroll down the runway for the likes of Tibi's usual customer, but the bright, well-draped dresses in eye-catching hues will surely find a home come spring. A long and flowing red number with a fitted bodice and not too many gimmicks was a nice break from some of the more costume-y pieces, proving that even in an Asian-inspired show, mandarin collars need not be included.