Business executive turned fashion designer Amy Smilovic founded her women’s clothing line Tibi in 1997 after moving to Hong Kong with her husband. The descendant of several artists, Smilovic applied her keen eye for color and innovative prints to designing a small collection of dresses inspired by her worldwide travels, and soon found a hit on her hands. Named after Smilovic’s grandmother, Tibi now offers a full collection of high-end clothing as well as shoes, accessories, and swimwear. From seahorse-print string bikinis to solid-color one-piece bathing suits, Tibi’s swimwear collection caters to women whose personal style embraces vibrant colors and surprising details. Smilovic’s influences range from the beaches of Bali to the forests of New Zealand, and her experiences in those far-flung locales translate into a collection rich with feminine silhouettes that play with volume and texture. Tibi is now one of the hottest contemporary lines in the U.S., with a devoted following that includes celebrities like Michelle Williams, Heidi Klum, and Reese Witherspoon.
The last days of summer will feel that much sweeter with this array of lush separates and bold bikinis from perennial Gilt favorite Tibi—so why not indulge? There are equally lovely fall pieces in this roundup, too—like beaded and embroidered tops and dresses, silk halters, and gauzy shirtdresses.