Thursday 20 December 2012

Biba and Beyond: Barbara Hulanicki

If you're in or around Brighton in the next few weeks take some time out and pop into The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. They have a major fashion exhibition on celebrating the Biba lifestyle, which also examines Barbara Hulanicki's post Biba design successes.

I just about caught the last glittering days of Biba before it's sad demise, and honestly I still miss it. What a concept, what a place, it's never been matched since. The exhibition brought it all back to me.

All Biba logo designs by Steve Thomas of Whitmore-Thomas, c1971.


  1. I'm afraid I'm old enough to remember her shop in Kensington Church Street (opened 1965). I was a shy teenager when I visited and it looked so sophisticated and cool I didn't dare go inside.

  2. I know what you mean Nilly. I used to go to the big store regularly but I don't think I spent much, just soaked up the wonderful atmosphere.
    Jean x

  3. I remember going to Biba in the 70s and I can't remember buying anything - but what a place! The exhibition looks right up my street - thanks for sharing. Oh and thanks for sharing the Bowie video - marvellous! xx


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