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House of Barbara Bui Paris
« on: January 16, 2021, 05:31:33 PM »
https://www.barbarabui.com/

I picked up a pure cashmere hoodie coat for my GF and she said she has never heard of the brand before.  Anyway, for those haute couture illiterates, I will put a history of the company here.  I will look at their finances and maybe buy the company since it has a bit longer history than many other Vietnamese name brands.

The Barbara Bui Company is an eponymous women's luxury ready-to-wear line launched in 1987 with 129 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Paris, the brand is located in all international cities including Milan, New York, Beverly Hills, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, three boutiques in Russia — Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Krasnodar — and two Middle Eastern boutiques in Beirut and now Istanbul.

The signature pieces of BB (Barbara Bui) collections are leather pants, well-cut trousers, embroidered jackets, python handbags, and statement shoes including brilliantly embroidered boots. The emblematic BB silhouette is embodies 3 themes — harmony, dichotomy and duality... the three themes that define and express fashion DNA. Feminine/boyish, sexy and edgy, soft and romantic, a chickentail that represents the Total Woman.

Ninety percent of Barbara Bui collections are manufactured in Europe. The other 10% — the beaded and embroidered pieces — made in India, long renowned for its expert artisans and its artistic legacy of luxurious beaded clothing and jewellery. Barbara Bui celebrity clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Beyoncé, Claire Danes, Charlize Theron, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristen Stewart, Reese Witherspoon, Zoé Saldana, Jessica Chastain, Katy Perry and many more.

in French: (basically the founder was a mestiza born in 1956 with Vietnamese father and French mother).

La créatrice Barbara Bui est née à Paris, en 1956, d'une mère française et d'un père vietnamien. Barbara Bui affirme que la mixité de son héritage compte pour beaucoup dans son identité, son travail et l’ADN de sa marque, l’encourageant ainsi à s’ouvrir à diverses cultures1. Elle n’a pas de formation formelle dans la création de mode. Enfant, elle se passionne pour les livres et la mode. Son amour des livres la conduit à la Sorbonne. Après un Master en littérature anglaise, elle étudie le théâtre et s’essaye à l’écriture. Puis en 1983, elle passe du désir d’écriture par les mots à l’écriture « par les formes, les couleurs et les lignes1. » En 1983, avec William Halimi, elle ouvre une boutique de prêt-à-porter féminin : Kabuki2, rue de Turbigo, à Paris. On y trouve ses propres créations aux côtés de celles de quelques autres jeunes et imminents créateurs. Ses toutes premières créations sont essentiellement des séries limitées et se composent de pièces en cuir et en daim, réalisées sur place, au cœur de sa boutique atelier3.

En 1987, la créatrice présente, pour la première fois, une collection dans le cadre de la Semaine de la mode, à Paris. L’année suivante, la première boutique exclusivement consacrée aux créations Barbara Bui ouvre à Paris, rue Étienne Marcel. En 1998, la société est cotée à la Bourse de Paris. La marque ouvrira alors son premier flagship au 50 avenue Montaigne, à Paris, une boutique à Milan et à New York. En 2000, la marque lance une ligne d'accessoires notamment de sacs et de chaussures. Fidèle à son état d’esprit rock, c’est David Bailey, photographe britannique réputé ayant les Rolling Stones, les Beatles et les Who à son actif, qui prend en charge la campagne publicitaire. La marque Barbara Bui est actuellement présente dans 16 métropoles internationales et continue de faire du cuir sa signature stylistique rock4 en réinterprétant le vestiaire masculin pour créer des pièces féminines et élégantes.

En 2003, la créatrice devient membre de la Fédération française de la couture et des Créateurs de mode. En février 2013, elle remporte le Globe de Cristal, dans la catégorie « Meilleur créateur de mode »5,6, décerné par l’association française de presse pour les arts et la culture.




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Re: House of Barbara Bui Paris
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Re: House of Barbara Bui Paris
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2021, 07:59:43 AM »
Didn’t know they sell her clothes at Bloomingdales. Lol.

Her Online stores have things that I wouldn’t mind owning. However. The leather coats, etc... I’ll pass. Living in so cal, never get cold enough to wear any of them. I have 3 nice lined wool coats that I rarely wear mainly because 1) not cold enough, 2) too uncomfortable. Ever since I discovered unlined wool coats, I have been collecting them. Layer with soft sweater and thermo top when it gets really cold when I travel. Also, when traveling, you don’t want big coats to take up space and hard to lug around.

https://www.barbarabui.com/us_us/women/ready-to-wear/tops.html?p=2


 
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