[All images courtesy of Elle.com]
Clean, understated, and menswear-inspired was Tibi’s new modus operandi for S/S 2012. The models strutted their stuff to the rock classic “The Destroyer” by The Kinks, with fresh faces and hair pulled back in low, no fuss ponytails. With a color palette of mint greens, mustard, teals, cobalt, and bright yellow, the line shouted spring excitement without the usual signature Tibi-style prints and florals. Designed by Amy Smilovic and styled by blogger Elin Kling, the collection came equipped with long skirts and dresses, and menswear style pants and trousers in flowing chiffon, with the occasional leather accents. It shouted, and resounded effortlessly cool.
Diesel Black Gold
As the program exclaimed, it was “time to reflect” at the Diesel Black Gold ready-to-wear show yesterday at Pier 94. Light and reflection was an integral part of the show, from elements such as the dangling mirrored panels at the runway’s entrance to the glimmering, silver, “not-quite-positive if they’re leather or glass material” many of the pieces possessed. What you were sure of, though, was the essence of utility, beauty, and fluidity that emanated from each piece. Sophia Kokosalaki designed many of the outfits with accents of menswear-inspired sleekness, like clean jackets and crisp tailored shirts, but simultaneously fused them with elements of intense sparkle and light, and movement-seeking fabrics. With additions of hardware and spiked, mirrored pieces, the result was sleek and utilitarian, but attention grabbing and light-catching nonetheless. It was this combination of functionality, originality, and beauty that complimented Diesel’s put together yet undone mantra.