Backstage Report: Tibi at New York Fashion Week SS 16

Tibi’s backstage was a dream to be a part of. I felt very honored to be there and see from up close the work of such talented people as Tibi’s designer and founder Amy Smilovic, and make-up guru Bobbi Brown.

Tibi’s show was stunning as always. Amy Smilovic created a collection inspired by the spirit of Miami, Havana and Los Angeles. The pallet of colors used in the collection ranged from neutral and pastel colors to burgundy, giving the feeling of lightness and freedom, yet modern and optimistic.

Amy wanted her collection to be a celebration of the future, without forgetting about the good memories of the nineties. That is why elements like the Bermuda shorts, and the high-waisted cargo pants were inserted in the collection: “The Tibi woman knows how to take her reminiscence and mold it on her own terms for a better future”.

My favorite look was the pink sequined pleated tank dress. But I am definitely also obsessed with the burgundy looks.

It was also a priceless experience to see the talented Aveda team getting all hair ready for the show. Aveda Guest Artist Frank Rizzieri created a look that embraces the natural beauty of the hair: “I’ve designed different levels of playfulness for each girl by working with the natural bends and waves of the hair,” Rizzieri says. “The result is style that is naturally tousled and says ‘I’m ready to venture out and see the world.’’

The monochromatic tones in the nails imagined by Jin Soon completed the clean and modern aesthetic look.

Raquel Paiva

Brazilian fashion and lifestyle blogger based in NYC