Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tibi Fall 2009

We have been big fans of the Tibi line since we first saw it last year at Mercedes Benz swim week in Miami, but this season the house drew inspiration from Russia which had us cringing since this was the fall trend two seasons ago and proved to be not very successful for many designers that took hold of this design direction resulting in flat sales and a lack of translating this look to American and European women. As for what was shown was a series of "firebird prints" and Russian flower type prints. But look hard and there are some standout pieces, The haute bourgeouis sequin blazer strapless crepe dress with drape was a standout. As well the Bolshevik wool coat seemed to be a great editorial piece. In a season with a slumping economy Tibi did break from the pack and showed something different, which takes guts.

Photos: Dan Lecca for Mercedes Benz

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