NYFW Tibi Fashion Show Fall/Winter 2015
Louboutins and Love began as a one-woman-journey to merge myself into fashion society so thoroughly that fashion show invitations would become not only a possibility, but a guarantee. It's been a long two years, writing, promoting, and attending fashion events all in an attempt to get my name on the fashion world's radar, but I guess you can say I'm still waiting for "my moment."
People usually find it interesting that my endgame has always revolved around a mere invitation to watch a ten minute long model stampede, because what about all the free swag? And what about it? I love it, but for me, it's always been about the fashion. It's about getting the first look at a designer's collection as you sit side by side the industry's dictators and editors alike. Watching a show is experiencing fashion at its core with the people who live for every last feathered peacoat and high waisted pair of fringe pants.
There is nothing like it. Which brings me to the Tibi Fall/Winter 2015 fashion show. Amy Smilovic, the woman behind Tibi, is one of my absolute favorite designers. Give me a pair of Tibi mules and I'm happy. That being said, I have never been more excited to receive a fashion show invite in my entire blogging career. The collection was beyond amazing, the biggest bloggers in the world were there, and I, to put it simply, was not. The show fell out on Saturday (think: Sabbath), so I got to kiss my invitation goodbye as I handed it off to someone who works in my building.
From what I heard, the show was amazing. It took place in an open hardwood space with visible metal beams down the runway. It's become pretty standard for the bigger designers to host their shows in off-site venues, off-site meaning away from Lincoln Center. However, beginning next season, Fashion Week is leaving Lincoln Center entirely and going all the way downtown because the event is said to "compromise public space," as it currently occupies a New York City owned park. And that's not the only major change. Mercedes Benz will no longer be the official Fashion Week sponsor. All I can hope for is that the new location(s) is nearby a subway. Fingers crossed!
The Tibi collection was a fairly cozy one, full of pastel colored coats, cashmere knitwear, and fur covered slip on shoes. Most of the looks consisted of
either a pair of culottes in only the widest of widths or a pair of the reinvented skinny pant, super tight on top with a gradual flare starting at the knee.
Celebs who were there included Olivia Palermo, Leandra Medine of Man Repeller, Natalie Joos, Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat, Kristina Bazan of Kayture, and May Kwok. The girl I sent in my place actually stood behind Man Repeller (you can see her in the Getty image posted above), but I'm not even gonna think about that. I'm sure I'll meet Leandra one day.