Designs that exude elegance, romance and fun

Born of mixed origin in Paris, Barbara Bui imbued her designs with a sense of duality and openness towards different cultures. Her love of beauty and aesthetics permeated through her work and she showcased her eponymous line in 1987 – initially using only leather, skins and suede, before branching out into other materials as her collections gained momentum. Her pieces reflect the intrinsic balance between a woman’s strength and sensitivity while exploring the blend between masculine and feminine codes. Outside of Paris Barbara Bui has opened boutiques in the cities of Milan, Tokyo and New York.

A woman should embrace her masculine and feminine qualities, and revel in her duality

Barbara Bui’s figure-flattering designs and playful use of asymmetry has made her the go-to designer of A-List celebrities such as Beyonce, Emma Stone and Gwyneth Paltrow. Bui’s black flared stretch dress is the perfect outfit for any day or night event, accentuating a woman’s natural hourglass and striking the perfect balance between modernity and elegance. Simply add wedges for a day look or heel for an evening ensemble.

Barbara Bui