World-renowned designer Barbara Bui has been one of the leading lights of Paris’ fashion scene since 1983, when she opened her first studio-boutique on the rue de Turbigo. Marked by muted hues and spot-on construction, the Barbara Bui aesthetic relies heavily on hard-edged, rock-and-roll details. Her recent ready-to-wear collections boast much in the way of asymmetry, tuxedo accents, second-skin fits and chic color-blocking. Just as razor-sharp are Bui’s accessories — a tightly edited group of rockabilly boots, sacs (bags) and shawls, plus an array of chain-heavy jewelry — and her sleek, sexy shoes and boots.
Sandals, pumps, ballet flats, and more in a warm weather palette
Tabitha Simmons. Rachel Roy. Giuseppe Zanotti. These are just a few of the designers we’ve rounded up in this curated crop of our absolute favorites. You'll find some of this season’s hottest trends on offer — hello, metal-capped pumps — as well as classic picks you'll wear season after season, from embellished ballet flats and loafers to sleek black booties and wedges.
In need of a little style inspiration? Look to Parisian mainstays like Barbara Bui, Nina Ricci, Chloé, and Robert Clergerie to add that certain “je ne sais quoi” to your footwear collection. You’ll find Left Bank-chic ballet flats, glossy metallic pumps, embossed suede booties, and sleek loafers accented with tassels, knotted details, and oversized pearls.
Here today, gone tomorrow: these styles are not to be missed