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August 29 2014

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12 posts tagged "Tibi"

Footwear News

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Just when we thought the sneaker trend was on its way out, another pair made it onto our radar. This time it’s the work of Tibi designer Amy Smilovic, who created a street-chic capsule collection for bloggers and It girls like Elin Kling, Miroslava Duma, Caroline Issa, Taylor Tomasi Hill, and Poppy Delevingne. Smilovic used iconic styles from Converse and Vans as her canvas and infused them with Tibi’s signature prints. Think black and white daisies, pastel florals, and bright optical patterns (pictured). But Kling, Duma, et al. are not the only ones who are lucky enough to rock these sneakers. Starting today, the collection will be available on Tibi.com, where you can personalize a pair complete with your own initials. At just $125 each, you may even want to buy two.

Photos: Courtesy of Tibi

Shop The Look: The Burgundy, Please

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When Alexander Wang sent his models down the Fall 2012 runway, he may have set the tone of the season. That same deep burgundy, on his leather coats and separates, is just hitting stores in ready-to-wear and accessory form. From pointy-toed Tabitha Simmons booties to Tibi printed trousers, we’ve rounded up six must-haves in the of-the-moment oxblood color.

1. Versus dress, $1,125, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2. Balenciaga bracelet, $225, available at www.barneys.com
3. Alexander Wang sweater, $750, available at www.forwardforward.com
4. Chanel Vamp nail polish, $26, available at www.shop.nordstrom.com
5. Tibi pants, $425, available at www.net-a-porter.com
6. Tabitha Simmons bootie, $1,495, available at www.bergdorfgoodman.com
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Photos: Courtesy Photos

Shop The Look: Animal Planet

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In Portland, you can put a bird on something and just call it art. In fashion, you put a bird on something and call it Miu Miu, Givenchy, or more recently, Burberry. Though Miuccia Prada and Riccardo Tisci were early adopters of the trend, we’re finding it’s still got legs—Christopher Bailey put an owl on several pieces in his Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 collection. But it’s not limited to our feathered friends; it’s a circus out there. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite new pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Tibi, Mary Katrantzou, and more—go wild.


1. Burberry Prorsum sweater, $1,027, available at www.matches-us.com
2. Dolce & Gabbana bag, $895, available at www.net-a-porter.com
3. Tibi dress, $385, available at www.tibi.com
4. Mary Katrantzou T-shirt, $470, available at www.net-a-porter.com
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs skirt, $225, available at www.shop.nordstrom.com


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In the Director’s Chair With Quentin—The Other One

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Fashion loves a fashion film, and there’s one name rolling with the credits more often than not at the moment: Quentin Jones. The 27-year-old filmmaker (pictured) has done shorts for Kenzo, Chanel, and Victoria Beckham, and has just completed her latest for Tibi, making its debut exclusively here on Style.com. “There are so many fashion films it’s easy to get bored really fast,” she tells Style.com. “You need to give people a reason to watch your film.” Spontaneity gives hers their particular kick. “Nothing was planned,” she says of the Tibi short, which was created entirely from moving stills, rather than live-action shots. (She works frequently with animation.) “It was all about having the model pose in position after position, which is kind of robotic and sci-fi feeling.”

There are more fashion videos than ever before, but the genre as a whole is still very new. “There are still more editorials than there are videos and people still love those,” Jones says. “It is a new medium, so people are finding their feet and working out what makes them good. I think that artists realize that if they are a good photographer, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they can make a good movie. There are definitely a couple of people that stand out.” (Among them, in Jones’ opinion: Ruth Hogben and Barnaby Roper.) Her career is still young, but Jones may be well on her way to joining their ranks. Up next, she’s taking her show to the small screen, creating a television commercial for Target and Neiman Marcus’ holiday collection, and after that, a project with Louis Vuitton.

Photo: Nick Harvey / Getty Images

Tibi: Styled By Kling

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It’s been a busy year for Elin Kling. With her successful Web site, Style by Kling (currently hosted by umbrella site NowManifest), as a jumping-off point, the Swedish style blogger designed a collection for H&M (the first blogger to do so for the retailer), started up a magazine called StyleBy, and is slated to launch her own clothing line, Nowhere, in October. Now Kling is adding another notch to her belt with a new gig styling Tibi’s Spring 2012 runway show and its Spring ad campaign, which will star Wonderland editor (and fellow street-style blog regular) Julia Sarr-Jamois. (Despite appearing on the same Web sites for months, the stylist and editor-turned-model haven’t yet met.)

On a recent visit to the Tibi showroom, a coffee table littered with empty coffee cups from Starbucks and Le Pain Quotidien revealed that Kling and Tibi designer Amy Smilovic had been hard at work since 8 a.m., putting together looks and hashing out the run of show. “I approach it like I approach my magazine,” Kling tells Style.com. “I want to open with something that pops, then ease into something more relaxed.”

For Smilovic, bringing Kling on board was an easy choice. “Girls want to look like her,” the designer said. (Kling picked up a sharp blazer and laughed. “I just want to wear suits all the time.”) For the past few seasons, Tibi has been moving away from the print party dresses it has been known for and focusing instead on the clean, relaxed kind of sportswear one might see Elin wearing on her blog. “She’s always feminine and put-together, but with a touch of androgyny,” Smilovic said. “It was a perfect fit for us.” Next week, Kling will be buzzing around backstage, adjusting all the models before they do their turns on the runway. For her fashion-show styling debut, Kling’s strategy is simple: “I just want to look at each girl and be jealous of her.”


Photos: Courtesy of Tibi