Tibi designer and founder, Amy Smilovic, began her career in the fashion industry in 1997. Amy relocated to Asia with her husband and began designing a small collection of contemporary dresses. Tibi has rapidly expanded offering of ten collections per year as well as a complete shoe line, swimwear, and home accessories. Amy hand designs a range of prints and styles to match her personal taste and distinctive approach to dressing which she showcases in the tents of Bryant Park each season during NYC's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
Two years into the business, Amy was joined by her husband Frank Smilovic, now President of the company. Frank is responsible for developing and implementing Tibi's global growth strategy and managing the day-to-day affairs. Before assuming this role, Frank was Senior Vice President of Gateway's Japan, Asia and Australia operations. Prior to Gateway, Frank was with American Express for over 25 years in a variety of senior positions including Head of Finance for Europe, Vice President Worldwide Marketing based in New York and President Merchant Services Group for Asia.
The first Tibi retail boutique in New York was launched in September 2006. It is located in SoHo at 120 Wooster Street and was designed by Steve Blatz and Antonio Saracino. This beautiful Tibi boutique has received architectural acclaim in notable publications such as Interior Design Magazine. This was just the first of many free standing Tibi stores.
Tibi can be found in over 500 specialty stores and upscale department stores worldwide. Tibi also has showrooms in Los Angeles, Dallas, London, Milan, Australia and Canada. Many celebrities have become avid fans of Tibi's sophisticated prints and captivating creations.