Barbara Bui Summer Collection: Pieces to Get Your Hands On


It may surprise you to learn that Barbara Bui’s academic background was not in fashion but in literature; she is an entirely self-taught designer, which is exactly why you can count on the freshness and originality of her summer collection. Her clothes often reflect her fondness for the fashions of the seventies, a hot trend at the moment, but they also reflect her enthusiasm for the well-made. These are strikingly beautiful clothes, but they are also well-built, comfortable and versatile. The Barbara Bui luxury ready-to-wear summer collection is an embodiment of Barbara’s belief that women should be ‘free to lead their own lives, combine all the roles, cultivate their paradoxes.’

Flowy sun dress

Light as air and with an eye-catching asymmetry, this is perfect for a summer’s day. The panels give way to pleats and ruffles and the thin double straps accentuate the daring open back. The silver metal rings are typical of this collection’s attention to detail. Available in terracotta, brown or khaki, you can pair with sandals for the day or belt with a designer jacket for the evening.

One shoulder tank top

A fresh take on a fashion staple. In beige, orange, brown and black, in stretch cotton, for a close fit. 

It takes a special kind of designer to reimagine a garment that is so iconic, so familiar. The ultimate in macho aesthetic, remember Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, is transformed into a feminine fashion piece which manages to be both vulnerable and gutsy. Wear it casual or wear it as a statement, to paraphrase Barbara ‘cultivate those paradoxes’.

Powder pink women’s leather jacket

Deliciously soft calfskin suede, in pink or plum, this seventies inspired piece has an unmistakable folksy vibe. With a distinctive shirt collar, large buttons and a silver piercing on the back, this is a head turner that you’ll grow to love.

The leather jacket has been a fashion thrill since the fifties, it’s bad, it’s dangerous, it’s sexy and yet here’s a women’s leather jacket which is soft and sensual, with just a touch of the backwoods. Here it’s been paired with Barbara Bui satin patchwork flares for just a touch of postmodern hippy. But let’s face it, hippies were never this stylish.

Satin Suit Jacket

A statement piece and no doubt about it. Floral and paisley prints come together with tailored sophistication to create a jacket that can be worn next to the skin or layered over a matching shirt. Add in the Barbara Bui satin flares in the same dynamic clash of patterns and you’ve got a women’s suit set like no other.

 Chain encrusted caramel suede flip-flops

An imaginatively stylish make over for the humble flip-flop, transforming your favourite summer casual into sophisticated footwear. An anatomical wedge and notched rubber sole guarantee flexibility and comfort.

These might just be the most sophisticated flip-flops on the planet.