Thursday, September 22, 2016

Buki Brand and The Revolution of The Modern Wardrobe

Photography by Kirsten Beeksma Morse


The idea of seasonless dressing in not a new concept, but how it is approached by the new clothing brand, Buki, certainly is. This new line of both women's and men's luxury sportswear combines chic silhouettes, detailed tailoring, and modern technology that introduces the wearer to modern clothing with longevity. Buki clothing is created through fiber technology developed in Japan to defy the curses of the knits; the pieces do not shrink and have complete recovery from wear, which means no baggy bum or knees. The entire collection is made with Kinoki-3.0 fiber technology, which offers state-of-the-art thermoregulation, moisture-management, and stretch & recovery. And the best part? The pieces are beautifully modern and incredibly comfortable, taking sportswear to the next level in cool elegance. 

After meeting with Buki founder Joey Rodolfo and his team, I chose several of my favorite pieces from the inaugural line to style for a photo shoot. I was definitely enchanted by the architectural silhouettes that had subtle yet cool details like cross over pleats, draping, contrast buttons and vents. It is all in the details for me when it comes to styles I love. Rodolfo wants his pieces to lead the "wardrobe revolution" of having an abbreviated closet that holds minimal clothing with maximum style. Hello, Buki Brand.

Buki Perfect Pullover and Kick Around Pant, Marni Handbag, Free People Flats

The entire line comes in a gorgeous array of neutrals, from creamy white, to charcoal, to chambray blue and of course black. The pieces can be mixed together and I loved how they work beautifully on their own or layered. The Buki color palette flows so well you can choose any variety of pieces to wear with each other.  One of my favorites, the Swing Back Shirt, borrows from the boys but with a feminine twist and you actually need to touch it to know it is not woven oxford cloth but knit. That means no dry cleaning! Sweet.

Buki Swing Back Shirt, J.Crew Skirt, Zara Velvet Booties, Kate Spade Bag

I always like to give things my own touch, so I had fun mixing the Buki pieces with things from my own wardrobe. This vintage J.Crew sequin skirt makes a fabulous match to the modern Buki shirt, and the Hometown Hoodie is super versatile in a mod swing style. The Perfect Pullover and Kick Around Pants were seriously so soft inside that I didn't want to take them off. I wore this sophisticated little pairing with my Free People Degas Tie Ballet Flat but a on trend chunky heel shoe and pair of statement earrings would make you look fabulous when you have people over for that fall dinner you are planning. That you inviting me to....right?

Buki Hometown Hoodie
The website for Buki launched on September 20, 2016 and the packaging for online orders is a sophisticated Japanese inspired origami style box that will you may be as excited about as your purchase. Look for their Pop-Up Shop coming just in time for holiday events and gifting, opening from November 4 to December 31, 2016, located at 1828 6th Avenue in downtown Seattle.



You can shop now at www.bukibrand.com using the code WESTFULTON15 and receive 15% off the entire site on unlimited orders until October 31, 2016.  





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