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Tibi Fall 2012 Runway Review

When a designer such as Tibi, which has a loyal following of celebrities and real women alike, looks to shift their aesthetic, it's always a risk. But over the past few seasons, Tibi has done just that, moving away from the feminine looks that launched them into the spotlight and towards a very 90s Helmut Lang minimalist shape. It would be easy to see the brand's poster girl, Olivia Palermo, who made an appearance front row, in many of the slim cut trousers or relaxed blazers, but overall it was a very familiar showing for the brand. 

Last season's creamy pastels gave way to dark grey and black with a few hits of print and pops of color and the brand's Hong Kong roots showed through in subtle design elements. Following last season's successful showing styled by blogger Elin Kling, queen of menswear for women, it's no surprise they stayed on the same path. Most successful were the well-cut, menswear-inspired outerwear and the cropped slim trousers. Models wore warm tawny makeup by Bobbi Brown, with a strong brow and contoured cheeks, with loose ponytails and bold white nails. The collection wasn't very exciting, but filled with stylish looks. It may not be one for the record books, but there are some very wearable pieces perfect for winter layering.