Calling all shoe lovers: Tibi shoes are coming soon to BG and we can’t wait to get our feet into a pair (or two). In anticipation of the launch, we asked Tibi designer Amy Smilovic to give us the inside scoop about the shoe collection as she shares a look behind the scenes straight from the factory. Available for Pre-Order now on BG.com.
“I actually start every season with the shoe – the shape I’m feeling for dictates the clothing design. For Fall 17, I wanted a shoe that was strong, but novel and functional at the same time. We created a toe shape with more of a point, played around with texture and color, and used leathers that are incredibly soft and wearable for someone like me who is running around all day. I love the contrast of a sharply tailored jacket with a velvet boot or the bold, bright color of a satin sandal that amplifies the deep ochre and sharp grey colors in the clothing.”-Amy Smilovic
“Our shoe collection is made in Italy, with the help of a multi-generation Florentine family and their artisanal touch.Our shoe designer works closely with the Ready-To-Wear team to make sure the resulting designs are coherent. It is critical that the communication and development is fluid.”-Amy Smilovic
“I think that the BG woman is smart, stylish, and knows what she wants. I feel that shoes are equally important to RTW – they can be viewed as an accessory or they can be the main event. A BG woman will know how to wear our shoes – with an attitude that is always clean, modern, and at ease.”-Amy Smilovic
Photos courtesy of Tibi