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.
Step up your footwear game with these seriously chic picks.
Sandals, pumps, ballet flats, and more in a warm weather palette
Saturated solids and prints to make quite the sunny weather statement
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.