my first "contact" with Biba was when i felt in love for one of Barbara Hulanicki patterns ( iwas so madly in love that I wanted to put it all over my house) and was after that that i searched to know more about this amazing designer/inspiration and about the store that so a "it" in the crazy sixties, a meeting point, a place where Mick Jagger and David Bowie used to go and also the place where Anna Winter launched her career !
Barbara Hulanicki was born in Poland and started in the world of fashion as a freelancer at the age of 19 illustrating covers of fashion magazines like Women's Wear Daily, British Vogue, the Times, the Observer and the Sunday Times.
In 1964 she founded Biba with her late husband, Stephen Fitz-Simon.
Nothing like Barbara herself to describe the impact of Biba:
"Wherever the girls went there was silence. Elly was completely blue: blue make-up, blue clothes, blue cap and blue curls. Eva was all green, Del all violet. Some girls were all in black... in their full regalia looking as if they had just left a Fellini set."