Hooligan’s Style | Puella
Photography: Emily Kornya
Barbara Barbantini started out as an artist working in the visual arts after received her degree in contemporary art history from the University of Florence and cut her teeth with photography, films and installations. She still explores the artistic possibilities of the fusion between the visual arts and fashion. In 1999 she started to make her first bijoux, using vintage materials and objects trouvé, and exhibiting them when she shows her Polaroid photography. And so started on a parallel career as a designer, soon founding the Puella brand- which in Latin mean “young girl”.
Barbara’s style’s, since the very first collections, expresses her concept of fashion that goes beyond the short term use. She is very aware of creative recycling and her main area of interest is vintage, fabrics, components and objects that belong to a past that is not completely lost.