BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH BARBARA HULANICKI

Behindthescenes

On April 28th, Barbara Hulanicki (one of the most iconic figures of British fashion) is launching her collection for Topshop!

Barbara began her career in fashion in the early 1960s working as a freelance fashion illustrator covering all the important fashion collections for the major publications of the day, including Women's Wear Daily and British Vogue.  

In 1964, and in partnership with her husband, she founded Biba; the store that changed the face of teenage dressing. Biba's reign throughout the 60s and 70s culminated in a giant emporium on Kensington High Street which became a hang out for the rock and roll generation (and the musicians themselves).

Biba's door shut in 1976 but Barbara continued working in fashion; designing and illustrating before moving into interior design. Now continuing from where she left off in the 70s, Barbara re-joins the fashion world for a new generation of fans. Including printed chiffon blouses, skin-tight flares plastered in animal prints, three-quarter sleeve suede jackets and wide-leg jumpsuits with cutaway shoulders, we can't wait for her new collection to land!

To get a glimpse at the collection here are some behind-the-scenes pics from our lookbook video shoot shot by Kinga Burza (a music video director with Ladyhawke and Kate Nash videos to her name). Keep your eyes peeled for the final video, we'll be posting it up soon!

Also Barbara herself will be on the blog in the run up to the launch answering your questions.  Simply post your question below and check back soon to read her answer…