The first TiA CiBANi collection was created on a whim, when a longtime supporter of designer Tia Cibani asked her to create a children’s collection using fabric from her namesake women’s line. For the purpose Tia delved into the colorful, artistic and tactile; choosing bold colors and crisp fabrics that have become the mainstays of each KiDS collection ever since.
Having led the Creative Direction of Ports 1961 for several years, 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! She draws inspiration from her North African heritage and the world in which we live, making for a juxtaposition of poetic charm and modern day pragmatism. Textiles are Tia’s first love as a fashion designer. Each season presents a myriad of textures in cotton, wool, silk and linen cloths researched and developed in collaboration with artisans and reputable mills.
Catering to boys and girls from baby to age 16, the collection speaks to the joy of childhood with designs that are unique and imaginative. Highlights of the collection include exquisite accessories as well as the Mommy+Me pairings.
From its New York City origins, TiA CiBANi has built a global following, and is sold in exclusive boutiques worldwide. Tia and her young family currently live in the beautiful countryside of New York state. Motivated by the serene setting, and by her colonial-era light-filled studio, Tia leads a closely-knit team impassioned by the promise of good design.