It happens rarely, but once in a while a well-clad woman crosses the street in a chic coat that you just can’t take your eyes off of. There’s something about its cut, its drape, its overall look… and it turns out to be the handiwork of Barbara Bui.
Don’t expect anything over-the-top or gimmicky from her, the Barbara Bui look is sleek and chic, never uptight and always under-the-radar. She is a master tailor who comes up with elegant cuts that make the wearer look effortlessly comfortable without ever losing a bit of that chic.
It might be her great understanding of the body, knowing how to drape and to tailor not only silk and wool, but also leather, and on more than a few occasions, fur. Shoes are made for walking, garments are for moving with… she designs for modern life, taking in mind movement and lifestyle when conceiving her clothes.
Yes, this discreet design powerhouse is one of Paris’ favorites. Her highly polished and educated clientele knows a good thing and doesn’t shy away from it. For this fall/winter season, she played with shearlings –these woolen skins that Paris fell in love with this season– and applied her masterful hands at the biker jacket archetype, or was it that pre-WWII aviator jacket?
The resulting line-up is ever-so original and chic, a line-up that is, as expected, pure Barbara Bui.
For images of all the designer fur fashion collections for fall 2011 visit Fur-Style.com.
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