Barbara Bui shows us how she does black this season. Bui mixes up mediums like leather, lace, and wool to compose her Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Her menswear meter was on high as she recreated the traditional suit in new lengths. Pants were shorter while jackets were elongated, Bui’s boxy shoulders also redefined structure. Leather button down shirts were made into crop-tops while collarless ones were all baring. Bui’s sleeveless version reminded me of Alexander Wang’s Fall 2012 scuba top, but was a standout piece in gold sequins. Bui’s gold sequins suit was another jaw dropper, as were the collection’s cape-like coats. Barbara Bui’s collection this season was a mix between Alexander Wang and Balmain, two very good designers, making for one very good presentation.
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