BIBA creator BARBARA HULANICKI on Gorgeous Lives with Donna Freed

Jul 09, 2013, 04:27 PM

Biba! Just the name evokes black and gold/art deco/leopard print/dolly birds/1970s/tight cut skinny clothes/earth colours/loud music/feather boas/retro fashion/floppy hats/satin pyjamas. These are a familiar part of the fashion landscape in 2013, but in the 1960s Barbara Hulanicki the illustrator cum designer invented modern daywear and a lifestyle store for the young. Her followers are legion and she has become and inspiration to designers ever since she created Biba. Listen to her life story now and the creation and downfall of an empire. For more images and to sign up for our community go to #@radio_gorgeous #BIBA