Sunday, 20 January 2013

Biba and beyond

A few weeks ago I managed to catch the 'Biba and Beyond' exhibition in Brighton before going back up north for Uni. I'm so glad I went to see this, I love Biba and 1960's/70s fashion but this was even better than expected! Barbara Hulanicki grew up in Brighton and it was fascinating to see how she grew from humble beginnings to conquering the world of fashion - as well as illustration, interior design and make up! She truly is one talented lady.

The exhibition was brilliantly done by the Brighton Museum & Gallery, which is just a stone's throw from the architectural amazingness that is the Royal Pavilion (another must-see of Brighton). There was such a wide range of clothing on display, from mod-ish peter pan collars to romantic medieval dresses with billowing sleeves. There were so many items I wanted to raid! 

There's still time to catch this wonderful exhibit. I'd wholeheartedly recommend this for anyone with an interest in fashion history. Just make sure you visit 14th April!

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