If Queen B, McCartney, and Han are any indication, it’s safe to say we love a good solo act.
The latest to go at it alone: Tia Cibani.
Raised in Vancouver and trained at Parsons, the designer first made waves as the creative director of Ports 1961. After a brief, family-oriented hiatus, Cibani is back with her own label, available for the first time tomorrow.
For her debut, the Libyan native drew from her voyages across North Africa, Asia, and from The Lover, a Marguerite Duras novel set in 1920s French Vietnam. The entire line is constructed from lush silks and brocades in NYC’s Garment District.
Get to work in monochromatic separates and dark watercolor sheaths. Low-slung, wide-leg silk trousers read Hepburn updated, while structured three-quarter-length cocoon jackets in black or sun-drenched horizontal stripes keep you covered yet cool. Come evening, take the room in a faded yellow bubble maxi, royal purple romper, or glistening metallic draped cocktail dress.
You’re sure to go platinum.
Available at tiacibani.com, $295-$795.
Photos: Courtesy of Tia Cibani