Amy Smilovic, the owner and designer behind global fashion label Tibi, looks to the laid-back ease and natural beauty of her native St. Simons Island for inspiration. She now lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, but returns home often to visit her parents and her island warehouse and outlet, which is run by her mother (her father is an artist). It’s one of just two Tibi boutiques; the other is in Manhattan’s Soho. Smilovic, whose spring collection is all feminine trenches, fringe, eyelet, and flatforms, will show her fall collection at New York fashion week this month. Here, what’s on her mood board and mind.
This article originally appeared in our February 2014 issue.