“I was thinking of the 1940s. And then I went to Mexico for a wedding, and everything changed,” said Tia Cibani, who, with her Spring collection, aimed to blend the two ideas—the silhouettes of the 1940s, the colors of Tulum—into a cohesive offering.
She succeeded, for the most part, evoking the spirit of Frida Kahlo along the way. A simple sheath was made modern with a pixelated Aztec print, and a dotted jacquard jacket and matching pencil skirt were given a retro touch with a portrait collar and pleated peplum. That dotted jacquard popped up again and again throughout the collection—on a formfitting patchwork dress it added an almost preppy element.