Just like last February, we’re seeing fewer of Tibi’s signature prints in place of more solids for the Spring 2013 season. Designer Amy Smilovic incorporated just one print — an amalgamation of pink, camel, and white — in many pieces for the new line, but her color blocked skirts and trousers proved her more interesting choices. Her peplum tops were stunners and her usage of overlaid lace was absolutely flawless.
The collection was kissed with pink, pale yellow, and some denim pieces — a nice surprise — but did simple, and it well, with blacks, whites, and beiges. Though the heavily print-clad crowd at Center 548 may have dressed inappropriately given Smilovic’s crisper, cleaner looks, we think the clothing is refreshing and a healthy dose of solids done right.