Barbara Hulanicki Returns To Biba After 39 Years… And We Can’t Wait

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  • Fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki will be reunited with Biba, creating a capsule collection for House of Fraser in autumn 2015.

    It’s official: fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki will be reunited with Biba, the label she created that defined Swinging London in the 1960s.

    The 78-year-old tantalised her fans with news of the deal with House of Fraser, who bought the rights to the iconic label in 2009, telling the Sunday Times: ‘I’ve got Biba flowing through my veins.’

    Hulanicki confirmed she will design a special capsule collection for the department store which will hit shops autumn 2015.

    The news marks a dramatic u-turn for the Polish-born designer who has criticised House of Fraser in the past for pricing the Biba label too expensively despite being ‘more like Woolworths’.

    In the early 1960s Biba prided itself on both its affordability and accessibility, creating overnight celebrity looks on the high street at a cheap price.

    Over the years Biba became synonymous with the 1960s look: mini skirts, feather boas and maxi coats were quickly dubbed ‘The Biba Look’ and its legacy is still felt today.

    What better way to celebrate Barbara’s return than with a few of our favourite Biba looks? Take a look below…

    Monochrome all the way in this Biba catsuit in 1967.

    Nothing says 1967 better than a mini crochet dress.

    This Biba fashion picture shows a trilby hat in plum felt, an orange and purple striped cotton shirt, a plum wool skirt and a brown leather satchel. We want it all!

    Chanelling Kate Moss vibes in a slinky 1973 sequinned maxi dress.

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