We weren’t maxing out the plastic (yet) when Biba was at its heydey, but the eye of founder Barbara Hulanicki is legendary. Biba started in 1964 as a small fashion boutique and within a decade grew to a full-blown department store. Imagine the luxe fabrics, throw in a lounge and fans that included Twiggy, Sonny and Cher, Bianca Jagger and Freddie Mercury…wish you had been there, don’t you?
No worries– Hulanicki is back with lines for Topshop (pictured above) and Bebe. And the Biba brand was re-launched in 2006 by designer Bella Freud.