Tibi Resort 2013 Collection

Posted on June 28, 2012


What we’ve always loved about the Tibi brand is its penchant for chic, wearable minimalism and that’s still on display here, in spades. But it’s never “minimalism” in the stereotypically fashion sense of sending a bunch of grey, white, or black shifts and pantsuits down a runway. Instead, the pieces are brightly colored with the occasional whimsical touch, like a Schiaparelli-esque lobster crawling up a bright red dress or skirt. Love all the bright colors and and the surrealist prints, as well as the surprisingly dramatic feel of the collection. These pieces may be minimalist, but they somehow manage to be head-turning at the same time.


[Photo Credit: tibi.com]

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    • PinkLemon


      • MilaXX

         I’ll fight ya for it. Also seriously want the black/chartreuse dress.

        • http://shrt.st/2f9i Jennifer C. Cash

          Easy to see some chic woman having packed these pieces for a trip somewhere warm and fabulous. ..DemoforFrank.blogspot.com

        • http://ufil.ms/bK6Pk Patricia J. Dubois

          not loving the weird red coral/fungus/capillary pattern framing the lady bits however...FoxGetPositionWork.blogspot.com

      • jilly_d

         I thought the same words.  And those are words I never thought I would ever think.

    • M_E_S

      LOVE the bright green full skirt and the little black dress.  

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        Those are my faves too – covet that skirt!  I actually love most of this collection, and would wear most of it.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      love the lobster shift and the black top/chartreuse skirt combo…not loving the weird red coral/fungus/capillary pattern framing the lady bits however…

      • kimmeister

        It’s so disturbing!!!

        • schadenfreudelicious

          reminds me of the Body Exhibition!

          • kimmeister

            Except these plasticized body parts still look like they’re dripping.  *shudders*

    • Clueless_Jock

      If were a girl, I’d wear everything here.

      • Flooby

        If I had the money I’d wear everything here.  Oh Tibi, so lovely, so out of reach.  

    • http://twitter.com/lareveuse lareveuse

      Hmm. Like some of it, but that red pattern reminds me of slasher movies. Sorry, Tibi.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Now THIS is a resort collection. Easy to see some chic woman having packed these pieces for a trip somewhere warm and fabulous. Everything looks easy to wear, clean, modern, and hip, without being needlessly gimmicky, obviously luxe, or cutsie.

      • Flooby

        You nailed exactly why I love Tibi so!  I’m allergic to cutesie and Tibi is so adult and modern and effortless.  

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Clothes for smart, classy, grown up women!

          • Flooby

            Exactly!  Also, I LOVE that they don’t do overt retro.  I really like the way the red lobster hints at schiaperelli but without say little puffed sleeves or other 30s design in the mix to make it look dated.  I think of Tibi as witty, rather than overt.  

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              The words erudite, and urbane come to mind. Sly references, done with a very dry humor, and all served up in such a seemingly matter of fact way as to be refreshing.

            • Flooby

              All those characteristics are what I both hope to be and appear to be with my wardrobe!

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

               If so, then you are a most fortunate and carefully thoughtful woman. Brava!

    • golspie

      Tom and Lorenzo – you need to critique these collections, if only in one or two paragraphs, so we normos know what to think about them. Is this good or bad? Make our decisions for us.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=622570407 Alyssa Ball

      This is exactly what I think of when I think “resort.” I’m still confused by the Marchesa one, so this is a breath of fresh air.

    • NurseEllen

      What a nice collection!  REALLY like the black/chartreuse dress.  (With pockets!)  And the pumps with the plastic ankle strap might make me rethink my gut hatred for shoes which are see-through in any way.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Totally the wrong season, but this reminds me of Love, Actually “There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus? DUH”.

      • Qitkat

        I recently saw this movie for the first time. Laughed til I cried. Even though it can get really sappy.

    • vanjar

      Loving the red pant suit, the white sweater&leather skirt and white sweater&black pants.

    • MilaXX

      I like this. Minimalist sure, but the color keeps it interesting.

    • kimmeister

      More evidence that red pantsuits are being a thing again.

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      Coming next year on South Park: Terrence and Phillip in Crotches of Fire!

      • http://twitter.com/ThatFerd Ferdinanda

        LOL!  yes, we have unfortunate combo of both crabs and flaming lady parts.  “Look at me, Phillip!  I have crabs!”  “Why, yes you do, Terrence–and my crotch is on fire!” 

        • Vlasta Bubinka

          That fart is positively couture.

    • hughman

      That lime green skirt is TDF.

    • Sarah Thomas

      I could swear I saw a skort there. Please tell me they’re not coming back.

    • michelle shields

      the only thing I like is the white sweater.
      Not digging the lobster thing. All I keep hearing in my head is a line from Revenge of the Nerds….”What the fuck are robster craws?”

    • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

      I love it. I want it. All of it.

      LOBSTERS. Brilliant.

    • Jill Roberts

      I am so not on board with the tomato red that designers are showing this season. Almost no one looks good in it.  Did they learn nothing from the Project Runway Campbell’s Soup challenge?

      • VioletFem

        People with warm to dark skin tones tend to look quite good in tomato red.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XZTPYIF64TK3QDEMWUAS3KULFI Ted

      The lobster dresses. 

    • Qitkat

      It’s fascinating to read here about the original lobster dress. I especially liked learning that Salvador Dali painted the original design.

    • filmcricket

      If David Bowie grew up in Montauk…

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      January Jones should snap up the chartreuse-skirt ensemble right away. A great combo of her love for fashion-forward stuff and her body’s tendency to look great in classic shapes. That lobster shift dress is perfection.

      • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

         *exactly* what I thought!

    • umeboshi

      i found a tibi dress at a thrift store for $2 last month. had no idea who the designer was, just knew it was a quality, well-made garment. ecstatic to know they’re big enough for a TLo commentary :) 

    • Lina_bee

      Eh. Not my thing.

    • Lilithcat

      I don’t know about walking around with a giant lobster on my chest, but I love the black-and-white windowpane trousers.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      Neon green skirt + black top = January Jones

      …But the period pants need to go.

      • gabbilevy

        I’m glad I’m not the only one that saw that.

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      It’s what Bar Harbor would look like if there were no L.L. Bean.

      I love the black/chartreuse dress, but the things with the coral do nothing for me.  And are those checked pants pegged?

      • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

        ha! I hate the lobster kitsch but love everything else here.

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      I do wish they hadn’t photographed them on such a start white background. A lot of the pieces just bleed into it and it’s hard to tell where the shirt/dress begins and the background begins. 

    • guest2visits

      I could do without the lobsters; in fact I hate them. But I love – love the melted flames in both the red and blue hues.
      I wish there was more to see of the simple black dress; pretty.
      Like the idea of the vivid green skirt; but not with the limp top.  Casual chic.

    • Joyce VG


    • littlemac8

      TLo  or a bitter kitten called the trend, viz red pant suit!  Love the collection

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

      Ms. Deschanel?  Your lobster dress is calling.  This manages to be simple, classic, and interesting all at the same time. I like, it’s fun.

    • quiltrx

      Nice!  LOVE the lime green skirt and the windowpane-check black/white pants!

    • PaulaBerman

      Sorry, but the pants with the orange dripping on the pelvis looks like she got shot in the groin and is bleeding out. Or she has the worst period in recorded history. Not attractive.

    • http://onionjam.tumblr.com SkipperJane

      That neon green skirt is Made. Of. Want.

    • http://twitter.com/weazle Louise Griffiths

      I can’t stop staring at the heels, they make my eyes twitch…

    • RzYoung

      I love every single item!

    • KSpence

      Love the lobster (and most everything else), but am troubled by that pattern that looks like the model’s shoulder and pelvis bones are melting into a toxic day-glo coral reef. 

    • vintagion

      COVETING chartreuse skirt.

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      What an incredible impression these clothes make. These are like, if you met a woman wearing them, you’d instantly think well of her.

    • AthenaJ

      I just can’t get behind that giant lobster print. It’s like they took a lobster bib and transposed it onto clothing. Call me a philistine if you must, because that does not equal fashion to me (at least outside of a Red Lobster).

      • AthenaJ

        Btw I do like most of the rest of the collection, aside from the flaming crotch. Lime skirt outfit is to die. The only problem is I cannot see too many curvy women wearing these… seems like it’s mostly for very thin women (even more so than usual).

    • afabulous50

      Well, when the waiter wants to take my order I can just point to my dress…or my shirt….or my skirt.  Easy.

    • YoungSally

      What is it with lobsters on dresses?  Didn’t Empress Anna wear a lobster dress to the Met Ball?

    • anotherkate

      Love those black and white window-frame print pants. LOVE them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583505025 Kelley Comfort

      Love the lobsters! And while I don’t really care for the shoe design, I AM pleased to see a heel that isn’t skyscraper-high! Let us return to the world of reasonable heel heights an less twisted ankles!

    • TieDye64

      Niiiiice. There’s a lot to like here and I can see a “normal” woman wearing these pieces. I’m not, however, digging the lobsters. I’m probably in the minority but…no can do.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

      I love most of it, but not the drippy neon seaweed stuff.  Ugh!

    • LilyPad

      I think Diane Kruger should’ve modeled this collection. Very sharp

    • MarissaLG

      love everything

    • http://twitter.com/m0llyharrington Molly Harrington ⚓

      Is it just me or is this model evoking total Swinton?

    • DesertDweller79

      Oh dear, never thought I would love a lobster dress so much. If only the one claw wasn’t positioned so it looked like it was right at her nipple.  Maybe the lobster skirt would work better for me.  That lobster design is so sly and witty.  I love it.

      I really love most of these.  Just not the weird red fungus looking design on some of them.  The one which is in blue doesn’t seem so bad.  But still.  Everything else looks great.