Biba and Beyond: Barbara Hulanicki

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery: 22 September 2012 – 14 April 2013 

With its cutting edge yet affordable fashion, Barbara Hulanicki’s iconic Biba store and label transformed the High Street shopping experience in the 1960s and 70s. Young working women shopped alongside models and celebrities, including Sonny and Cher, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Princess Anne, Mia Farrow, Twiggy and Brigitte Bardot. Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Victoriana and Hollywood glamour were all combined to create striking, romantic and sensual designs. 

Following an early success with her fashion designs for mail order, Barbara Hulanicki and her husband Fitz created and established the Biba brand. From Biba’s Postal Boutique to the shops on Abingdon Road, Church Street and Kensington High Street, to the final, glamorous six storey Big Biba in the former Derry & Toms Art Deco department store, Biba’s phenomenal success changed the face of UK fashion. What linked all the Biba stores was Hulanicki’s skill in creating environments that complemented the appeal of her clothing. The atmosphere was unique with loud music, stylish staff, dimly lit period interiors and chaotic changing rooms.

This major exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery celebrated the Biba lifestyle and also looked beyond Biba at Barbara Hulanicki’s other successful careers in fashion illustration, her latest fashion projects, interior design and architecture which are flourishing under her creative genius today. 

Press Coverage
National Print Coverage

Daily Express

23rd July 2012
Full page feature by Sian Lewis, including interview with Barbara Hulanicki and large image

The Observer

9th September 2012

Biba & Beyond exhibition included in article about ‘Holiday ideas: tips and trips’ by Joanne O’Connor with a link to visitbrighton.com

Evening Standard

13th February 2013
Full page interview with 6 photos

The Lady

7th September 2012
Double page spread about exhibition by Ruth Ling, with nine images

Harpers Bazaar 

September 2012 issue
Interview with Barbara Hulanicki by Natalie Evans-Harding

SAGA

September 2012
Extracts from responses Brighton Museum has received from SAGA readers about memories of Biba.

March 2012
Large feature about exhibition by Tiffany Daneff and call for readers with Biba-related memories to contact Brighton museum

Design Week

26th July 2012
Interview with Barbara Hulanicki by Emily Gosling

World of Interiors

October 2012 Issue
Exhibitions diary piece

Condé Nast Traveller

October 2012 Issue
Piece about the exhibition

Selvedge

May 2013
Interview with Barbara Hulanicki by Beth Smith

Stylist

September 2012
Notification about the exhibition with one image

Betty

Autumn-Winter 2012
Three page interview with Barbara Hulanicki, including 5 images

Toni & Guy Magazine

Spring 2013
Notification about the exhibition with one image

National Radio Coverage

BBC R4 Midweek

19th September 2012
Barbara Hulanicki interviewed live on-air

BBC R3 Nightwaves

19th September 2012
Interview with Barbara Hulanicki

Website Coverage

Guardian.co.uk

9th September 2012
Notification about Biba & Beyond exhibition

26th July 2012
Interview with Barbara Hulanicki with five photos

Designweek.co.uk

26th July 2012
Interview with Barbara Hulanicki with five photos

harpersbazaar.com

23rd August 2012
Slide show of Biba archive images

theargus.co.uk

29th August 2012
Feature about Biba & Beyond exhibition

The Art Fund

Image with brief exhibition listing

Glam.co.uk 

17th July 2012
Featured on website with image

British Airways High Life

September 2012
Information about the exhibition, Biba and Barbara Hulanicki, with images

Visitsoutheastengland.com

September 2012
Image with brief information about the exhibition.

Fashionbite.co.uk

18th July 2012
Feature by Amy Everett with one image

Emerald Street

August 2012
Barbara Hulanicki video clip included in their mailing to subscribers

Vintage Seekers Blog

September 2012
Feature in the exhibitions calendar with an image

Queens of Vintage 

11th August 2012
Video clip of Barbara Hulanicki talking about her favourite items items in the exhibition, with write up by Lena Weber

retrochick.co.uk

10th August 2012
Article with images, video clip and links to ‘visitbrighton’ and ‘Biba & Beyond Exhibition’

Beyond Retro Vintage Blog

21st August 2012
Brief article on exhibition

Vintage Brighton.com

15th May 2012
Article and images

Retro to go

8th September 2012
Featured on website with image

Madame Arcati Blog

21st September 2012
Feature about Barbara Hulanicki and the exhibition 'Biba & Beyond'

Scenester1964

September 2012
Feature about the exhibition, including interview with Barbara Hulanicki

Sindy loves Vintage

September 2012
Feature on exhibition and items designed by Barbara Hulanicki in the museum shop with 5 images

Vintage explorer

October-November 2012
Large feature about Barbara Hulanicki with ten photos

Lisa Eldridge Blog

24th September 2012
Feature about Lisa Eldridge's meeting with Barbara Hulanicki, including photos

http://www.jannaludlow.co.uk

Featured on website about the exhibition with images

Group Leisure Website

August 2012
Feature about the exhibition, with an image

Trips 4 Schools Website

August 2012
Feature about the exhibition with an image

The Blueprint Guide

Exhibition featured on website with images, alongside booking options to visit exhibition

ideastap.com

Interview with Barbara Hulanicki by Nione Meakin, with images

The latest.co.uk

Exhibition featured on website with images

Local Press Coverage

Sussex Life

September 2012 Issue
Interview with Barbara Hulanicki by Angela Wintle, with large images

VivaBrighton

September 2012 Issue
Interview with Barbara Hulanicki by Alex Leith, with large images

SO Brighton & Hove 

September 2012
Interview with Barbara Hulanicki, with images

The Latest

2nd October 2012
Short feature about Biba & Beyond launch with seven photos

25th September 2012
Exhibition included in article about ‘Autumn Lates’ with an image

17th September 2012
Interview with Barbara Hulanicki by Jeff Hemmings, with images

The Argus

21st September 2012
Interview with Barbara Hulanicki by Duncan Hall, with large images

Sussex Society

29th September 2012
Feature about Barbara Hulanicki and Biba & Beyond including interview with Martin Pel by Nione Meakin, with images

Regency Magazine

Winter 2012
Full page feature by Corinne Altwood with four images

North Laine Runner

September-October 2012
Short Feature about Barbara Hulanicki, with pictures

Preston pages

October 2012
Feature about Biba exhibition and Barbara Hulanicki

The Kemptown Rag

November 2012
Feature about Barbara Hulanicki with picture

7 Directory

October 2012
Feature about Barbara Hulanicki with six photos

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