June 10, 2012 New York
It's been a few months since Barbara Bui opened her L.A. store, and it looks as though the West Coast is rubbing off on her color palette. The Paris-based designer presented a Resort lineup of sky blue, peach pink, and sage green separates, which meshed well with her cool Parisian aesthetic. Leather was the key player here—be it on the trim of a jacquard checkered skirt, on loose-fitting track shorts, or on a T-shirt, the most appealing of which featured an Asian-inspired flower design and zipper accents. Outerwear was another highlight—it usually is for Bui. The designer showed her signature cropped jacket in white linen with electric blue snakeskin sleeves and green piping, as well as a longer oversize coat with the same detailing poking out from behind the collar—chic. If color was Bui's way of appealing to her West Coast customers, she gave a shout-out to her New York client base with a gamut of covetable accessories. Think high-heeled sandals with ethnic beading, camel-colored doctor's bags, heavy snake necklaces, and cuff bracelets spiked to perfection.
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