Biba Story, 99 Kensington Highstreet

1973 Biba Fashion House 99 Kensington High Street

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The grand art deco building contains 7 floors and opened in 1933.

99 Kensington Highstreet the former Derry and Toms department store
99 Kensington Highstreet the former Derry and Toms department store.

The Intro appears #OnThisDay 10th September https://wp.me/p9H7Q3-19D

Biba fashion was based on inspirations from Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Kitsch. Bell swooping sleeves one of their signature shapes.

The Designer Barbara Hulanicki and Simon Fitzsimon her husband spent a million or so on refurbishing the store. It was known as “Big Biba”. The shop not only stocked the Biba clothes and accessories, it also sold,  a mixture of other goods. For example,  furniture, household goods, decorating materials, sports goods, things for children, food and hosted a restaurant. It was not like the conventional stacked, looking clinical type of store. It was artistic in its design interior and themes. Big Biba closed on that site around 1975.

Please click this link; Biba Interior  which has some wonderful photos of the interior of Big Biba

The Designer Barbara Hulanicki, vintage images about Biba can be found by clicking this link; Vintage Images of Biba House

 

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