Documentary about Polish fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki who founded iconic clothes store Biba, in London in the 1960s. Born in Warsaw, Hulanicki studied in England at Brighton School of Art and later opened Biba in 1964. The store, known for its plush decor, became a social haunt for film stars and musicians while its affordable fashions appealed to the young public. After Biba closed in '76, Hulanicki continued in the industry and has also moved into interior design.
Beyond Biba provides an invaluable glimpse into Barbara Hulanicki today. A rare insight into the woman herself, her memories of her father's murder, the impossible glamour of Biba, the impact of her husband Fitz on her life, her thoughts on modern America and her refusal to give up and live in the shadow of the past. The film focuses on these elements, and more, to create an all access of an overlooked and elusive artist.
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'Beyond Biba' will leave you bubbly about Biba - LA Times
"A fascinating portrait of the life of 1960s fashion legend Barbara Hulanicki" - The Guardian