The French have a word for it, La Rentrée, it signifies the return from summer holidays, the end of summer ways of living and a return to business as usual, in all spheres of French life. The luxury designer brand Barbara Bui has launched its new episode ‘Comme Un Garçon’ as a delicious incentive to women to stride into the new season with ready to wear designer clothing which pairs the ultra-feminine with the clean cuts of precise minimal tailoring to create a look ‘between masculine elegance and sexy chic.’ Gossamer delicacy clashes with solid statement in seasonal browns, greys, blacks, and blues, with a little leopard print for good measure.
The camel/grey stretch wool gabardine chino trousers which feature in the collection are so on trend and so versatile. Pleats along the leg flatter the figure and the concealed button tab, belt loops and rear welt pockets add a touch of sophistication. Discrete pink piping on the lining delivers a hidden feminine touch. These are trousers that can be worn right through the season and into winter. For that serious business look, pair them with matching suit waistcoat and jacket to create a striking three-piece suit or take them in the other direction and pair with a cotton T and ankle boots for a casual, yet sophisticated, look.
There’s nothing delicate about the collection’s black leather, square toe loafers, with their thick notched rubber sole and 4cm heel, these are shoes that make no apologies. Try pairing them with something from elsewhere in the luxury designer brand Barbara Bui collection, such as the beautiful items which can be found in the ‘Leather Collection,’ like the belted leather jacket, leather blazer or the stunning belted leather coat. This knee length, double breasted trench coat features a tailored collar, long sleeves, dropped shoulders and side patch pockets with a single button closure. It’s a garment to adore and paired with the loafers you’ll be able to face the seasonal chills with impunity.
As with all great collections, the accessories are crucial. Consider the ‘Comme Un Garçon’ black leather military belt. Beautiful in its stylish simplicity, this vegetable tanned belt will grow more beautiful with age as its patina develops and the sturdy military roller buckle and double barb will be sure to go the distance. Or how about the collection’s eye catching Shoulder Bag in navy crocodile embossed leather. The bag features a double shoulder strap which means it can be worn long or short and the outsize leather buckle fronts a magnetic closure flap for ease of access. There are front and back pockets as well as double compartments inside, making this beautiful accessory also a very practical one. Finally, if you are looking elsewhere in the Barbara Bui luxury collection, and you certainly should, why not consider her very desirable Cashmere, Khaki, and Saffron Scarf, with its exclusive print.