When thinking about a lush baroque gothic there really only is one name that springs to mind. Bibian Blue may not be known by everyone internationally yet, and we stress ‘yet!’ But it is already an iconic name within certain circles, call these ‘art house’ style fashion groups if you will. Bibian Blue is certainly one of top when it comes to the neo vintage style. More than just a fashion ‘look’ it has become a lifestyle for many, and Bibian Blue seems to have tapped into this when it was a very underground concept.
Take the 2008 Vintage collection from Bibian Blue. The detailing as well as contemporary takes on the looks were already being developed when Rockabilly and Pin Up were a twinkle in many designers eye. The vintage style certainly has evolved and developed since those early hedonistic days. But here’s the thing- the newer collections at Bibian Blue are just as esoteric and creative as ever!
Bibian Blue seems to us to be a complex mix of many elements– at just the right amounts. What is it about the Bibian Blue collection that draws in the viewers eye? It is obvious but at the same time not. One could say the style of the pieces, another may believe their success to be down to the relating of current fashion trends. Maybe is it the stunning and vivid photography and artistic angle from with Bibian Blue come from? The truth could be that all of these are the strong elements which bring the brand together.
But if this is the case it is hard to tell which of the various aspects stands out the most. Take a look at the striking detail that is apparent in all the pieces. Take the Baroque aspect as a prime example. The filigree detailing as well as lavish materials can all be found on a traditional Bibian Blue piece, whether it is an underbust or a fully blown sequin encrusted piece in a glamorous industrial style. The website boasts some very stylish photo shoots, unlike many that can be found on other exclusive boutiques. The untrained eye will find the website to be a real feast for the senses. An attractive vibe that is essentially feminine at its core. This is no fashion house that works with strong lines and sharp corners.
Attention is paid to detail, silken bows that tie up yards of the softest fabrics. Bibian Blue is clever too as the brand taps into the psyche of the people. There are clever motifs that reflect a shabby chic style. Many of the pieces will also evoke an emotion. One of the current collection uses angelic images of cherubs alongside floral edges.
These smaller details only prove that there is so much more to Bibian Blue than just the atmospheric stunning photographs. Can one really get an eclectic style? One that incorporates the gothic as well as the pretty feminine? The Bibian Blue brand may seem as though they are promising the impossible, but the fabulous thing is that they deliver! Each tailored piece is in fact a work of art. Not in the sense of a DaVinci but more in the way they are tailored.
Take for example the corset. This iconic item of structured clothing has been around for centuries in its various guises. You won’t need us to tell you how it creates the most enviable hourglass figure! Despite the fact that feminists have been attacking this garment for years, the corset is one of fashion and tailoring’s most prized when it comes to perfecting the female form.
Take any body shape from the spectrum that is the female form. In every case that you can find, there will undoubtedly be a corset that will improve it! Either by slimming the waist or by pumping up the cleavage. Modern styles of this structured garment are brash and use bold colours. Mass produced items that lack in personality. This is not the case here- Bibian Blue is not fashion for fashion sakes!
The designs are not only a feast for the imagination but for the physical aspect of ourselves too. Stunning to look at as well as in feel, Bibian Blue create some of the most delectable pieces ever imaginable using a variety of sources. Thus making this delicious brand one of our favorites!