Think Sixties fashion and iconic brand Biba will be right up there with the likes of Mary Quant and John Stephen’s Carnaby Street empire.

This autumn, Biba and its founder, Barbara Hulanicki will be the focus of a new exhibition Biba and Beyond: Barbara Hulanicki 22 September 2012 – 14 April 2013 at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.

The exhibition begins with Biba designer Barbara Hulanicki’s early success with her fashion designs for mail order and the creation and establishment of the Biba brand with her husband Fitz. It shows how Biba’s phenomenal success changed the face of UK fashion through the shops on Abingdon Road, Church Street, Kensington High Street, and the final, glamorous Big Biba in the former Derry & Toms Art Deco department store.

The exhibition also brings to life the unique environments of these stores that complemented the Biba clothes, and looks beyond Biba at Barbara’s other successful careers in fashion illustration and design, interior design and architecture.

We were thrilled when we were asked if we wanted to ask Barbara a question in the run up to the exhibition – and here’s what she said:

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