Barbara Bui is a French-Vietnamese fashion designer who specialises in sophisticated hyper-urbanized attitude and intricate chic clothing. Her collections resemble the vision of a minimalist modern amazon contradicting effeminate characteristics. Especially her latest collection for the fall 2011 season, which is strongly delineated as aviator glam with refined punk lady attributes. Bui’s interpretation of the disappearing military chic trend seems to be very refreshing in such manner.
The collection broaches a strong statement to outwear-orientated investment. The subtle
influence of Mondrian’s abstractionism gives the scope for perfect patchwork on aviator jackets. There is a fine exposition of lush elements like shearling on oversized aviator coats and motorcycle jackets. There are also occasional fur rims on the jackets outlining them with a skirt effect. Apart from that, mohair and fur bring glamour and delicate sensuality to such tough images, and the selection of fabrics including patent leather, wool canvas, jersey, puffed nylon, and silk depicts a multi-textured appearance.
The leading patent is emphasized on shapes – voluminous skirts, high collars, kimono shaped jackets, draped tunics and tops or super skinny liquid pants and mini skirts. What is more, the collection is kept in tones of black monochrome, moonlight silver, ecru, beige, gold and military green. Punk extravagance that is visible in luminous accents like lacquer shinny bottoms or metallic embellishments is highlighted in tops and accessories.
Click on the gallery below to view runway coverage of Barbara Bui‘s fall 2011 parade.