Friday, September 11, 2015

TIA CIBANI NYFWSS'16 "Tropical Fusion"

West 24th Street, NYC

a townhouse's private backyard that garnered serious envy from attendees...
A lush tropical paradise comprised of five fashionable vignettes - with hot humid weather...transported attendees to the lush verdant landscape and colorful cultures of Brazil...via wearable, perfectly tailored- cool breezy separates by fashion veteran Tia Cibani...and terrific styling by Haidee Findlay-Levin.

For Spring 2016-Tia Cibani-a designer with a very deep knowledge of fabrics- uses summery silk linen gauzes, crisp cotton poplins, terry knits with lightweight wool/suede in her collection of cocoon and bandeau tulip dresses, jumpsuits/rompers, sleeveless tanks and shells, blouses, tunics, kaftans, long full skirts and layer over vests...with beautiful details-hand embroidered flourishes, cooling open backs, and wonderful pleats/draped silhouettes- giving feminine shape to outfits fit for a Bahia culture- Samba festival...or a heated city street,
back belt-crisp cotton poplin blouse, pleated skirt flows from the waist...

billowing or slim---

packed house...everyone had a camera...

perched on the floor-watercolors of each models by this fast working talent
 Get this home decor look-foliage by Fox Foader Farm, ceramics by Mt. Washington Pottery, Palms by Holiday Flowers

ceramic (and glass) dream capture necklaces

comfy rubber slides by Birkenstock

makeup by SHISEIDO-less the white grease paint-in reference to Amazon tribes, the look= natural-glowing face with dabs of blush where the sun hits the face...softly tinted lip