Tibi Fall 2012 Collection

Posted on February 12, 2012

We had the rare privilege of backstage access for the show, which was thrilling not only because we could watch the models being made up and look at the clothes up close on the racks, but because the inspiration board for the collection was set out. Lots of  Mick Jagger and Rolling Stones shots. Mick’s having quite the moment this season and this time the looks are far less literal. It’s essence of Mick, but it’s really taking swinging ’60s London menswear shapes and forms and filtering them through both the 21st Century lens and Tibi designer Amy Smilovic’s clean, pared-down style. Loved the white double-breasted jacket, the white dress with the square pattern on the front, and the bird  prints, but we are TOTALLY LOVING the glittery Lost in Space-style matching top and cropped pants in green. There’s a sense of whimsy even here, among all these clean lines and classic updates.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • Anonymous

      Mick’s having quite the moment this season

      What’s that about, anyway?  Is it his 100th birthday or something?

      • Stefanos Mantyla

        Like Madge, he’s just trying to be “relevant” again.

        That would be my explanation.

        • Anonymous

           I don’t think he has anything to do with this phenom.  His method, other than touring yet again, is more to sire yet another Jagger with yet another supermodel!

          But I have to say, this is so far from literal that I’m not getting it at all.  Any hints as to what is making this Mick-inspired?

          • MilaXX

             I’d say look less for Mick and more at how the lines are a more modern take on “swinging ’60s London menswear shapes and forms and filtering them through both the 21st Century lens”. The boxy shapes, the graphic colors are sort of call to mind something Twiggy might wear, but (to me) things like the gold square accents and the green metallic fabric are more of a modern twist. Still that song by Adam Levine & Xtina have made Mick relevant again, so I could see that being an influence not that they designed for Mick, but designed for that era.

      • MilaXX

         I think the song kicked things into gear. It’s a catchy tune that easily becomes an earworm. 

        • Anonymous

          What song would that be?  (Sorry, I haven’t paid much attention to the Stones since back when Keith Richards still looked relatively healthy.)

          • MilaXX

            It’s not by the Stones, it’s a song by Adam Levine of Marron 5 & Christina Aguilera called Moves like Jagger . They are judges on The Voice and this song was a pretty big hit this past summer.

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            I’m guessing it’s “Moves Like Jagger”, which I’ve never heard, or even heard of until about 30 minutes ago.

            • Alisa Rivera

              Just watched the video and good GOD that was shitty. I realize I’m an old fart and all but if you’re going to name your song Moves Like Jagger, maybe try to at least get in the ballpark of a decent Stones song. I’m not talking Sympathy for the Devil or anything. Even State of Shock was better than that tripe.

            • Anonymous

              AGREED ALISA RIVERA. I have been thinking these thoughts every day I’ve gone to the gym, listening to that song. Where is music going. Adele, save us.

            • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

              I love it – it’s catchy, fun, well-performed and makes you want to dance. Pretty much all a pop song is supposed to do. It’s not Bach, but then again, neither were the Rolling Stones.

            • Anonymous

               I think the moves like jagger reference is more about sex…like they are trying to seduce each other.  I’m not defending the song or saying it’s great or it’s bad, but I don’t think the point was to pay tribute to the Stones music, just that Mick was a sex symbol.

            • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

              It remixes FANTASTICALLY, though. I can’t listen to the whole song – it gets really boring after about a minute and a half – but throw it into a remix and I can’t. stop. listening.

            • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

              Oh yikes. That was traumatic.

               “if you’re going to name your song Moves Like Jagger, maybe try to at least get in the ballpark of a decent Stones song.”

              Holy cats, I know! I was expecting something really cool and funky, not a lousy little pop song (as opposed to a fun little pop song). And that Maroon 5 dude can have the tattoos he wants. He’ll never be cool if that’s the kind of music he makes.

    • Anonymous

      Love several of the pieces here.

    • http://www.thirteen.org/downton-abbey/category/the-downton-dish/ Gotham Tomato

      I love that first look – the sweater with the squares. 

      I’m not crazy about that repeat pattern in some of the other places, and a couple of the looks look polygamy cult wife-like. But overall it’s interesting.

      –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      The bird print isn’t my favorite, but I like how streamlined and slick this collection is. 

    • Anonymous

      Whenever I see a bird print on anything, even beautiful high fashion loveliness, I can only think of Portlandia. PUT A BIRD ON IT. 

      • Meredith McCann

        The dream of the 90’s is alive at the Tibi fashion show.

    • Anonymous

      Penny and Judy were my very first fashion influences. I thought those pant suits that they wore were the bomb. And their lovely , lovely hair. I also love metallic green anything.

      • Lori

        I watched a lot of Lost in Space as a kid. I never wanted the clothes, but I seriously coveted Penny’s hair.

    • MilaXX

      I really like a lot of this, especially the white with the gold squares. The only thing I dislike is the green metallic.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      A lot to recommend this collection. Clean, spare, easy to wear in the main.  I like a great deal of it.  My only problem is that some of the longer skirt lengths are gonna be tough on any woman with a real body.

      • Alisa Rivera

        Yeah, I was thinking that it’s a beautiful collection, but anyone with hips and ass will look like a block in it.

    • Anonymous

      I love the first look and that double breasted blazer. Not a fan of that green metallic thing and the dress to the left of it is Sister Wives 101. But some interesting pieces I wouldn’t mind having. I don’t see anything remotely having to do with Jagger and I don’t get the whole inspired by Jagger group-think that’s apparently going on. Has he given out some special Kool Aid or something?

    • Anonymous

      I think I like this show the best of all so far because it’s all so clean and wearable, except for the green thing and the frumpwear next to it. 

    • Anonymous

      Lots to love here, although I raise an eyebrow at the pant lengths.

    • Anonymous

      About 1000 times better than Rachel Zoe’s take on the same idea.

    • Anonymous

      That shiny green thing is fawful! Yes, so bad I had to invent a word to describe how horrible it is.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        “fawful”. I like that.

      • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

        Just FYI, Fawful is a character from the Super Mario franchise. I do not think he would wear metallic green. XD

    • Anonymous

      i’m over bird prints. and this is coming from a girl who has bird print dresses in her closet, and loves them. but seriously? another season of birds? can we please move on to a different whimsical animal now.

    • Anonymous

      There’s something really off-putting about the minimalist styling – so drab that it takes away from the clothes.

    • Anonymous

      The hair is too Radcliffe Undergrad for my tastes but I assume they were trying to “young down” the look or something. 

      • Anonymous

        Oh I love your comment!

    • Anonymous

      LOVE that bird pattern.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE the first cream & black top, the one with the squares. Will also take the grey jacket with black sleeves, left of row 5.

      Cropped narrow pants seem to be back. Sigh. At least I have enough perspective, this time around, to realize they are not for me.

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      Not loving it all but awfully close. Totally with you on the green sparkly outfit. Love the boat-neck tops and the last dress too.

    • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

      Love the birdy miniskirts! Classic shapes and colors with just enough whimsy.

    • Anonymous

      I like these…they look like things I would pick out if I were thin and wealthy. :)

    • Anonymous

      Classeh. Love, love, love the short black dress with the short ivory jacket. The black turtleneck top with the bird print skirt is also sublime. But that green shiny stuff scares me a lot.  

    • Anonymous

      LOVE THIS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.meyers Kathy Meyers

      third row center looks a little too much like a hospital gown to me…no thanks! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zelda-Edmunds/100001033898779 Zelda Edmunds

      The green top looks like Bradley’s Cher top.

    • Anonymous

      Even though I would never wear Tibi’s clothes except the coats.  I totally appreciate how clean and exquisitely tailored her clothes are.

    • Anonymous

      Agree. This is Mick meets Twiggy, maybe in outer space.

    • Anonymous

      sorry, i’m not feeling it. and not seeing jagger in it at all.  i just looks blah to me, all of it.

    • Anonymous

      Moves like Jagger, indeed. Terrific collection.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

      For all the talk of Mick Jagger, I can’t get past the Lost in Space reference.  Danger, Danger, Will Robinson!  Ah, nostalgia!

    • Anonymous

      You keep that green set, I find it to be the ugliest thing on that runway

      The white dress with the squares is great