When Biba's Barbara Hulanicki designed a capsule collection for Topshop earlier this year, we weren't exactly surprised when it proved to be a sell-out success. And with graphic Sixties prints and shoulder-padded minidresses, it was as if one of the most iconic 40-year-old labels on the British high street was well on its way to a revival. So what exactly happened to the legendary Biba once it closed its doors back in 1975 following financial difficulties? The latest in a long line of fashion films to be released this year, new documentary Beyond Biba: A Portrait Of Barbara Hulanicki follows the ups and downs of Hulanicki's career at the helm of one of the most successful labels in the fashion world: 'Everyone had heard of Biba,' said Tom Walters, a producer on Beyond Biba. 'It was a real part of swinging Sixties London, but Barbara was reclusive, and most people in the UK don't know what happened to her after Biba closed.' Also looking into the Polish-born designer's past and screened for the first time at London's Victoria & Albert Museum on Friday, we reckon this one could give the Coco Avant Chanel's and September Issue's of this world a run for their money... [Independent]
Beyond Biba: the swinging Sixties come back to life
13 July 2009
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