Book: Barbara Hulanicki, Martin Pel «The Biba Years: 1963-1975»

The Biba Years: 1963-1975

A revealing look at the fashion revolution of the 1960s and’70s through the groundbreaking, hip, and now-legendary London emporium Biba, this book looks at “the most beautiful store in the world.” Biba, founded in 1963 by designer Barbara Hulanicki, quickly gained cult status and outgrew several locations before the five-story “Big Biba” opened in1973. More than a store, it was a haven of cool for artists, movie stars, and rock musicians. This book tells the story of the Biba decade, and how the label revolutionized retail and fashion culture. With a wealth of previously unpublished material, including full-color facsimiles of the six luxurious Biba catalogs and archival photographs, The Biba Decade looks at the first retailer to bring affordable fashion to young consumers. Stunning new photography documents the unique Biba look, and the designer and her contemporaries offer their personal insights.

Издательство: "Victoria&Albert Museum" (2014)

Формат: 255x295, 248 стр.

ISBN: 978-1-85177-799-0

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Barbara Hulanicki

Barbara Hulanicki (born 1936) is a Warsaw-born fashion designer, known as the founder of the iconic clothes store Biba.

Born in Warsaw, to Polish parents, after studying at Brighton Art College, Hulanicki won a London Evening Standard competition for beachwear in 1955. She began her career in fashion as a freelance fashion illustrator, working for various magazines, including "Vogue", "Tatler" and "Women's Wear Daily".

Hulanicki sold her first designs by a small mail-order business, featured in the fashion columns of newspapers such as the "Daily Mirror".In 1964 she opened her Biba shop in Kensington, with the help of her late husband, Stephen Fitz-Simon. The shop soon became famous for its stylishly decadent atmosphere and lavish decor inspired Art Nouveau and Art Deco. It became a hangout for artists film stars and rock musicians, including Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Marianne Faithfull and Cathy McGowan, presenter of "Ready Steady Go!", among the regulars. In the shop affordable mini-skirts, floppy felt hats, feather boas, velvet trouser suits and uni-sex T-shirts dyed in rich, muted colors were eagerly snapped up by a young clientele. Anna Wintour got her start in fashion as an employee. Biba finally closed its doors in 1976.

After the closure of Biba, Hulanicki continued to work in the fashion industry, designing for such fashion designers as Fiorucci and Cacharel and for twelve years, from 1980 to 1992, designed a successful line of children's wear, Minirock, licensed to the Japanese market.

She presently resides in Miami, Florida where she has a successful interior design business, designing hotels for Chris Blackwell in Jamaica and the Bahamas. She recently designed wallpaper for the [ Habitat] store chain in Europe and is launching a fashion and home range in India.

External links

* [ Barbara Hulanicki Design]

Источник: Barbara Hulanicki

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