“There’s that rock ’n’ roll facet, and a horny swimsuit—just a little bit boyish, . It’s what I like to do,” gushed Barbara Bui, air-kissing German photographer Ellen von Unwerth backstage at her Spring present right this moment. And if it’s what Barbara likes to do, then it’s what Ellen likes to photograph—attractive, uncomplicated garments that do double-time as a flamboyant city wardrobe for the jet set, or maybe these aspiring to affix it.
Underscored as a love letter to Bianca Jagger, Bui’s Spring assortment traced a racy by means of line going from city tailor-made separates (safari-tinged shirtdresses and metropolis shorts or their romper equivalents) to wrapped bra tops and leggings, all reduce in supple leather-based. Her materials of alternative channeled a retro élan when patchworked as a harlequin snakeskin swimsuit, or an ’80s shock in sizzling pink napa. It might take little creativeness to image a younger Jagger poolside within the former choice, or one of many season’s silk slipdresses, trapped by sculpted corset belts on the waist, their plunging necklines revealing bikinis beneath.
Later, Bui took a gaucho journey involving fringed ponchos in tan or aubergine suede, for a South American theme that developed into silk fringed eveningwear the designer referred to as “night time owl” embroidery (a go well with and robe have been positively festooned with the stuff). These items swung previous, begging for severe dance-floor actual property, nevertheless it’s most likely the no-fuss intercourse enchantment of Bui’s daywear that may lure her girls in. Hell for leather-based, if you’ll.