TiA CiBANi Launches SS23 Collection

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Road trip inspires Kids at Play for TiA CiBANi

Kidswear designer, Tia Cibani, took her family on a road trip from LA to Arizona and was struck by the contrast between big city life and arid desert. The arid terrain, roads and industrial street furniture all fed her creative juices and the Kids at Play Collection was seeded.

“Our family has always had the travel bug. More recently we have not been able to fly and so we opted for little road trips here and there. As we were headed from Los Angeles to Arizona by car we couldn’t help but notice the juxtaposition or the dusty terrain against the sleek highways, modern lights and bold road signs along the way. It was this road trip that gave insight to what would become the inspiration for the newest Spring Summer 2023 collection. A combination of a magical landscape and urban nuances collide with one another resulting in a collection that’s made for play.”

The SS23 collection uses a palette of bold road sign colours in Stop red, Go green and Yield yellow which underpins the soft earthy Terrain beige, pale Sedona pink and Malibu blue for the endless blue skies of the desert region. Cone orange and Mojave neon pink punctuate and frame the SS23 collection KIDS AT PLAY.

Inspiration from painted caution stripes are draped, ruffled, and tiered on fabrics with embroidered cotton voile in geometric patterns bring the Interstate-10 to life.

Technical waterproofs and specially treated denims are adorned with an ombre of colours known as Magic Mountain and the Malibu Summer. Tissue weight jersey is screen printed, draped and further embellished with a play on the road signs that Tia’s family witnessed, and swimwear is graphic.

Tia is an industry veteran in designer women’s wear. She applies her deep knowledge of high craftsmanship to her current work making for heirloom quality children’s wear. Tia believes that good design should be inventive, uplifting and functional! Each season presents a myriad of textures in cotton, wool, silk and linen cloths researched and developed in collaboration with artisans and reputable mills. 


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