International woman and world traveler, Tia Cibani, decided two years ago that she would begin to entirely produce her namesake label right here in the heart of New York City. Cibani goes through a very unique and authentic design process, and she allowed Guest of a Guest to go behind the scenes to see exactly what it takes to produce a Tia Cibani garment from its original sketch to the runway. From the hands that stitch and sew the fabrics, to dip-dying labs, to a "mom and pop" pleat shop, Tia's clothing is truly one-of-a-kind, and we couldn't wait to see how this spring/summer 2015 collection would come to life. Inspired by 1970s exoticism and North African Tuareg craft in a palette of colors ranging from "Saffron, Anise, Turmeric, Cumin, Cayenne, and Indigo," the collection she calls "Mabrouka" is a true celebration of texture and technique. Click through to learn more about Tia's travels, inspiration, and fashion survival tips!
Interview and photography by Taylor Boozan