"I love supporting artists. They’re truly one of the last great bastions of creativity" - Amy Smilovic
Tibi founder, Amy Smilovic, has collaborated with @60inches founder, Kipton Cronkite, to celebrate the talents of three emerging artists, Miriam Cabessa, Vincent Edmond Louis and Jason Varone. Each one, chosen from a selected group of 70+ candidates, is currently part of the @60inches community, a highly-regarded resource for rising artists, providing the means to showcase their work online to collectors and industry professionals. The three artists selected created works inspired by the pre-fall 2014 Tibi collection.
Tibi is an advanced contemporary sportswear collection that offers tailored, feminine, and relaxed clothing and shoes.
Founded by Amy Smilovic in 1997, Tibi called Hong Kong its first home. In a city known for its vibrancy and entrepreneurism, Amy’s creative energy was channeled into Hong Kong’s fabric markets and quickly transformed into a contemporary clothing line. From Tibi’s first order with Lane Crawford to its current distribution in over 600 worldwide locations including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-a-Porter, Shopbop, Matches, and Harvey Nichols, Tibi has strived to make it easy for women to look confident and effortlessly polished.
Inspired by the character of the modern woman, Amy weaves in the contradictions that make individual style interesting: youthful and sophisticated, masculine and feminine, bold and muted. The collection perfects feminine dressing with opportune edginess.
Amy is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and is actively involved in initiatives that forward the interests of the fashion industry. Tibi is also deeply involved in charity work with organizations such as the ASPCA and New Yorkers for Children as well as its own “Made with Love” scarf program, raising money for youth cancer in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering.
"I love supporting artists. They’re truly one of the last great bastions of creativity – everything’s become global, mass in scale, automated for speed ---- and art is one of the last areas that is still pure, and a real hand involved, and real people who are passionate about what they do. When I meet with artists, and the ones we are working with, they literally refuel me. Their love and intensity for what they do is so inspiring and infectious. My father, and my biological grandfather were artists – and that need to create is really important to me and my family and I’m thrilled we are supporting the art community here."