STYLISTIC VOCABULARY

{ MASCULINE / FEMININE }, n. - The BARBARA BUI signature: blending femininity with masculinity. The designer ignores norms, breaks down barriers and draws inspiration from men’s classic wardrobe for women’s clothing. With its feminine cum boyish lines and proud tomboy designs, androgyny is a central theme of the house’s collections. “Highlighting the best in everyone without making a gender distinction”: the clothes adapt to the person rather than to the gender. Barbara Bui blends genders just like she does materials: combining enveloping knit with raw leather, vinyl and quilted nylon, luxurious silk and wool knit, bringing opposites together, she mixes rock with classical notes, and emphasises paradoxes, displaying urban hues alongside couture variations.

Masculine-Feminine

{ TAILORING }, n. m. - Jamais littéral, le tailoring BARBARA BUI présente toujours une petite altération, un décalage qui capture le regard. Ensembles veste-tailleur fittés, costumes 3 pièces revisités, pantalons à pli nervuré : tous les modèles sont taillés dans des matières naturelles, avec un sens du détail et de l’élégance. Motifs carreaux, tissages Prince de Galles ou pied-de-poule, noir nuit ou gris soyeux : le tailoring oscille entre justesse des lignes et accents affûtés. Dans ses influences New Wave, son esprit Brit, ses découpes graphiques, on reconnaît la main de la Maison, réputée pour la précision de sa coupe.

Tailoring
Tailoring

{ ROCK INFLUENCES }, n. - The Barbara Bui house has always adopted a rock style, highlighting its free and rebellious spirit. This self-assured signature, “sharp and cut” all round, turns a blind eye on etiquette and established rules. Through its display of pointed lines, riveted or studded motifs, raw and sensual leather, the casual elegance of the designs draws on popular rock imagery and its legends: Mick and Bianca Jagger, Leslie Winer and Ziggy Stardust. These free, steadfast and authentic figures personify Barbara Bui fashion, which is always subversive.

 

Rock influences
Leather

{ LEATHER }, n. - “Some materials make you feel stronger, and leather is the finest of them all.” Authentic and intense, leather is the designer’s favourite material. Through its many variations (patent, pleated, riveted, perforated, stitched, embroidered with sequins, topped with metal buckles, and so on), leather is used for a rock and couture effect. It is paramount to the BARBARA BUI style. This living material made to fit like a second skin becomes more subtle and brighter over time. Set on sharp lines, it reveals the tapered and dynamic pace of the house. For obvious sensuality.

 

Leather

{ WOMEN EMPOWERMENT }, n. - “I take great pride in contributing to people’s lives through clothes.” With Barbara Bui, one’s personality is never overshadowed by one’s clothes. Rooted in reality, fashion is used as a tool to empower and emancipate. The designer creates clothes that provide strength and well-being, enabling everyone to express themselves freely, without eradicating the paradoxes. “A woman can be strong-willed without being aggressive - strong and fragile, feminine and masculine at the same time...”

Women Empowerment
Women Empowerment

 { TIMELESS STYLE }, n. - “Evolution not revolution”. The Barbara Bui style never goes out of fashion: it transcends eras, staying true to its values and in tune with the times. The collections are designed to last, so that they can be worn indefinitely. These sentimental objects, created to support and brighten our day-to-day lives, are an expression of know-how. Over time, they become indispensable.

 

Timeless style