Launching fashion lines IN SIX DECADES
Barbara continues to create her innovative designs as a retail & design consultant to a number of US and UK major fashion and home ware retailers, supplying designs exclusive to each company. Among these are her exclusive collections ‘Barbara Hulanicki for George of Asda’.
Branching into entertainment, she designed for DISNEY Europe the unique style of the Disney characters Maleficent and Diablo, which launched in late 2011 through Graham and Brown.
In 1964, she opened her Biba shop in the Kensington district of London with the help of her late husband, Stephen Fitz-Simon. The shop soon became known for its stylishly decadent atmosphere and lavish decor inspired by Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
It became a hangout for artists, film stars and rock musicians, including Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones, David Bowie,Marianne Faithfull and Cathy McGowan, presenter of British pop/rock TV programme Ready Steady Go!
Her prolific nature continuously produces new illustrations and fashion designs. Her latest apparel design work can be found at Icon Club UK.