– By Nausheen Shah –
In the heart of Paris and fashion, Barbara Bui showed her Fall/Winter 2013 collection at the picturesque Westin Hotel in Place Vendome.
This season has produced an enormous array of mixed silhouettes with soft or hard bodies and color or no color palettes. But here in Paris, Bui shows off her clear focus in a form of structured outerwear with mid-drift baring sportswear.
A luxury was facilitated throughout the small varying constant of Bui’s short and long dresses with the accompaniment of tailored trousers and a coercive jacket. There was crop, flare, strict shoulders and an incorporation of materials that varied from lace to python. Standout pieces included the strong coats with wool fringed sleeves and side slit capes.
David Bowie was ever-present inviting androgyny through the modern tuxedo Bui sent down the runway. She managed to mix and trim proportions in an effect to push a limit even for those who like to dare a little. Collectively, Bui’s strong, sleek and relentless manipulation of black will likely allow this collection will do more than well this season. Let’s just say the Bui woman has no reason to leave Barbara’s side.
Nausheen Shah is a New York based fashion designer turned stylist who has worked for the likes of Catherine Malandrino and Zac Posen. In her travels, Nausheen’s love of language, cuisine, art and interior design flourished, informing her unique, distinctive, and global style. She is a fashion contributor/luxury travel writer for the New York Post and also runs her own ‘fashion as a lifestyle’ blog – A Shah’s Life. Nausheen may be followed on Facebook @nausheenshahstylist and Twitter @nausheenshah.
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