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By Katie Shaw, at on Barbara Bui's lookbook Oct 18 2013

Pack a Punch with Pythons and Parrots

Barbara Bui’s Resort14 collection embodied the empowered woman with sharp tailoring and fierce leather pieces.The French designer is well known for her use of leather and this collection didn’t disappoint – the parrot appliqué  leather sweatshirt springs to mind. The appliqué  parrot motif featured throughout the collection creates a cool and impactful impression.
Sleek tailoring in a neutral palette of black, white, grey and baby blue was the main focus for the collection but were given added interest through layering and structured shaping. A double collar could be seen on the soft grey suit, while the classic black jacket was given an edgy sharp shoulder and the shirts featured two layers of cuffs.Oversized and deconstructed lapels gave the tailoring a very modern feel and emphasized the power behind the collection.
The blue python print skirt suit consisting of a mini skirt, jacket and coat, completed the collection with each item acting as a standout piece but really packing a punch when all put together. It is the two statement prints, the python print which can also be seen in panels on a sharp fitting structured black dress and the giant parrot motif which is emblazoned across several pieces, which really bring the collection to life and add to the fierceness of the tailoring.

This is not a collection for the fainthearted but it will put a strut of confidence in your step if you dare to wear it.

By Katie Shaw Oct 18 2013

Katie Shaw


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