Welcome to Runway Matters, where we're delivering notes straight from the runway so you can quickly digest the most important trends and noteworthy moments from the F/W 18 shows.
To preface, Tibi is hands down one of my favorite brands, so you can imagine how excited I was to see what it came up with for its F/W 18 collection. Typically, I, as do many others, turn to Tibi for fresh styling techniques, unique color palettes, and shoes worth saving up for. Guess what? The fall collection delivered all of that and then some. Here's my personal diary from the show in case you want to feel like you were there too:
The room quiets down as the show is about to begin and what starts playing other than a remix of one of my favorite songs ever—"Futile Devices" by Sufjan Stevens. Color me absolutely stoked. The first look is a modern tan-colored suit with utility-inspired detailing, a neon orange sweater, and white wide-ankle bucket boots. So Tibi. The rest of the models start parading out as my mind was racing to take mental notes of every possible detail.
Between the bold hues, incredible suiting, the shoes none of us should be living without, and the overall urban-inspired theme, there was a lot to take in at this show, so I've broken it down according to the five key takeaways you should know about.
White Boot—Still a Thing
White boots are a shoe trend that has been lingering around for quite some time, and according to Tibi, the trend isn't going anywhere. Tibi sent out white boots of all kinds ranging from lace-up to mid-calf bucket to slightly slouchy. Don't worry—we're just as relieved as you are that this trend is here to stay.
One detail that really stood out to me throughout the collection was the incorporation of neon. We saw tons of highlighter bright sweaters, graffiti-inspired detailing, and belt buckles and spontaneous stitching adorned with these color pops. The hues felt fresh and surprisingly accessible, thanks to the approachable styling.
Technicolor Dream Combos
Color, color, and more color was all people could talk about leaving the show. Well, that and how good the shoes were. Wildly bold color combinations flooded the catwalk, creating a Tibi rainbow world we could only dream of living in. See for yourself below.
Sweater-Scarf Hair Tuck
Hair tuck, turtle-lob, whatever you want to call it—Tibi showed us how to rock the niche fashion-girl hairstyle come fall 2018, and it involves a surprising accessory. Models stomped out wearing sweater-scarf hybrids wrapped around their necks with their hair effortlessly tucked in, creating that infamous look sartorial stalkers know and weirdly love. I don't know about you, but both of the girls below are currently filed under "fall 2018 goals."
We all know Tibi does a great suit, but this season was particularly exceptional as the coloring, styling, and new details set these tailored duos apart from seasons past. One of our personal favorite additions? The utility belt in the last image.
There's a lot more we could say about this stunning collection, but for now, we hope this mini rundown helped you feel like you had a front row seat right next to us.