Dec 31, 2011

Biba founder and Lulu Kennedy make New Year’s Honours List 2012 a fashionable one

Barbara Hulanicki (Biba) began her career in Fashion in the early 1960's working as a freelance fashion illustrator covering all the important fashion collections for the major publications of the day, including Women’s Wear Daily, British Vogue, the Times, the Observer and the Sunday Times.In 1964 she founded, with her late husband, Stephen Fitz-Simon, the boutique BIBA, beginning as a small mail-order business featured in the fashion columns of newspapers such as the DAILY MIRROR

Barbara Hulanicki, fashion designer has recently collaborated with ASDA supermarket’s clothing range George, and enjoyed sell-out success with a collection created for Topshop in 2009.
MBEs have been awarded to shoe designer Emma Hope and Lulu Kennedy – whose Fashion East initiative has helped nurture emerging young designers such as Roksanda Ilincic and Jonathan Saunders during the early and often difficult stages of their careers.