Barbara Bui Offered A Collection Full of Black & White Graphic Pieces For Fall/Winter 2018
I have always been a huge fan of Barbara Bui as a brand and designer. Her aesthetic is well known in the fashion world but to an outsider, she may be considered an up and coming designer because she doesn't have the same name recognition like Prada or Chanel. Her designs are usually full of bright and beautiful colors with feminine tailoring so I was taken aback initially when I first saw her Fall/Winter 2018 Collection. Instead of the bold colors that I had grown accustomed to in their place was a collection consisting entirely of black and white pieces. Now, don't get me wrong, I love the classic color combination of black and white and it is one of my favorite color combinations that I have showcased on my blog, it is just that I wasn't expecting it from this particular designer. This was totally different than what I have come to expect from her, nevertheless, I was still impressed with what she presented. The brand mostly focused on separates this season, which from a practical standpoint would mean that it is more marketable to the average consumer and easier for the buyer to understand how to work the pieces into their wardrobe, especially when presented in black and white. Even a fashion novice can figure out how to make that work, but what makes these pieces more than just basics is the use of leather, oversized graphic logo prints, and sharp tailoring.