By a happy coincidence of scheduling, Maisons de Mode will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the same time it is graced by an exceptional godmother patron in the person of designer Barbara Bui at the 48H Maisons de Mode fashion show !
Born in Paris in 1956 to a French mother and a Vietnamese father, Ms. Bui was obsessed from a young age with literature and fashion. It was great books that led her to start her studies in English literature and theatre. But the other passion from her youth would ensnare her later.
‘I went from the desire to write words to the more direct writing of shapes, colours and lines.’
It was in 1987 in her boutique-atelier in Paris’ Rue de Turbigo that she launched her eponymous label of luxury womenswear. There she would develop her first collections, pieces in suede and leather that blended feminine elegance with a rock ’n’ roll avant-gardism. The results immediately sent shockwaves through the Paris fashion world.
Currently selling in business, fashion and cultural capitals around the world, her label continues to grow. Besides her flagship store on Paris’ exclusive Avenue Montaigne and other Parisian boutiques, Barbara Bui is also sold in Milan, New York, Beverly Hills, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, and in Russia and the Middle East.
Exquisitely cut leather trousers, embroidered jackets, python handbags and shoes all confirm that she is a master at her art – and that her collections are timeless.
The label has also earned a fervent following over the years, with fans such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé, Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Chastain and even Katy Perry, all expanding her global renown to the international public at large.
Maisons de Mode would like to thank her for accepting our invitation to this special event, which will kick off Friday 15 September in Lille…