Barbara Bui delivered the ultimate duet between modern classic and retro glitz in an autumn/winter show this week that was both glamourous and sensible. It is not easy to create a collection that caters to all tastes while remaining wearable, but Bui fulfilled this easily and very brilliantly. The show was a gilded runway full of luxe and elegant fashion. Summed up with a tag-line of military meets disco, there were sharp, masculine looks in a dominant but simple colour palette of creams and khaki, camel beige and black. These were all then contrasted with sporadic bursts of seventies fever in pieces like the metallic gold knot coat and shimmering bronze jumpsuit. The tailoring was structured but understated which made it very distinctive – shoulders were intricately pointed but there were also fluid lame dresses and a chiffon maxi skirt to soften the masculine look. A hint of eastern influences could also be recognised with the dragon and tiger imagery, animal prints and opulent embroidery. Focussing on elegance and versatility, the collection was sleek and subtle in its daytime pieces, but unleashed a seductive and extremely fun presence for its evening attire.