Designer Barbara Hulanicki of Biba fame launched her capsule collection for Topshop today, the best of which is already sold out online. The shoulder pad dress was by far the fastest seller, which is not surprising considering that the silhouette is modern and hard to find at such an affordable price point. That said, there are still plenty of great pieces to be had. Check out the video look book and shop for the collection in one place, right here.
On April 28, Biba designer Barbara Hulanicki will be taking her aesthetic to the masses with an exclusive capsule collection for Topshop. "They approached me to do a collection that didn't look like Biba," said Hulanicki. "I sent off lots of drawings and prints to Topshop and we waded through them. The result is a split in sartorial personality, or rather clothes for 'good girl and bad girl dressing' with a 'beach party' influence." Did someone say beach party? I'm so there. The collection, which was inspired by Barbara's Miami surroundings, will include beachwear, dresses, and floaty blouses.
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Obsessed with Lindsay Lohan's latest outfit or Nicole Richie's bug-eyed sunglasses? Chances are they, or their stylists, picked them up at Madison in Los Angeles. MadisonLosAngeles.com is a one-stop online destination for fashionistas who don't call L.A. home. It carries almost every label under the sun, including Biba, Ella Moss, Fendi, Gryson and so many more. There's also a page called Style File that features some of the hottest trends out there right now. And the orange background is so bright and inviting; check it out when you need some color in your day!
Biba is hardly a household name in the United States, but across the pond, the British retailer is legendary. Founded in 1964 by Barbara Hulanicki, Biba started as a hip and exclusive London boutique and by the 1970s had grown into a fashionable department store attracting fans such as Mick Jagger, Twiggy, and Racquel Welch. Much like Topshop today, the store was both fashion-forward and affordable to the masses.
Biba closed in 1975, but now designer Bella Freud is relaunching the label, starting with a recent Spring 2007 runway show at London Fashion Week. The clothes are somewhat higher priced this time around but also highly reminiscent of 1960s and '70s London cool. To check out the new Biba line, read more