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After disagreements with the Board over creative control, Hulanicki left the company and, shortly afterwards in , Biba was closed by the British Land Company. It sold the trademark to a consortium with no connection to Barbara Hulanicki, who opened a store in London on 27 November , on two floors in Conduit Street in London's Mayfair.
The store was not a success, and closed less than two years later. There have been several attempts to relaunch Biba, the first occurring as soon after its closure as The Biba label was relaunched again in May under designer Bella Freud. Again, Biba's founder, Barbara Hulanicki, was not contacted for the relaunch and said it was 'very, very painful', believing that the new Biba would 'betray its heritage. House of Fraser bought the company in November for a second relaunch by an in-house design team,  announcing Daisy Lowe as the new face of the label in an attempt to return to its high street roots.
Hector Castro and a five-strong team were selected to replace Freud  with couture hats created by Prudence Millinery. In , it was announced that Hulanicki would be a consultant to the Biba brand, after signing an agreement with House of Fraser. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Biba disambiguation. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. No cleanup reason has been specified. Please help improve this article if you can.
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Views Read Edit View history. It specialised in clothing that defined the look of the punk movement. From to , No. The shop-front corrugated iron frontage was painted black with the name pasted in pink lettering.
The interior was given period detail, such as "Odeon" wallpaper and Festival of Britain trinkets. Bespoke tailored drape jackets, skin-tight trousers, and thick-soled " brothel creepers " shoes were the mainstays.
In the outlet interior was changed and the shop was given a new name, Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die , to reflect a new range of clothing from Britain's early s "rocker" fashions. In the spring of the shop underwent another refurbishment  and was rebranded with the name Sex.
Rubber curtains covered the walls and red carpeting was installed. The group's name was provided by McLaren in partial promotion of the boutique. In August , nineteen-year-old John Lydon was persuaded to audition for the group by singing along to Alice Cooper 's " I'm Eighteen " on the jukebox. Also featured were T-shirts  with the slogan 'Prick Up Your Ears',  a reference to the biography of influential proto-punk subversive Joe Orton , and text culled from the biography of Orton stating how cheap clothes suited him.
Among the designs were clear plastic-pocketed jeans, zippered tops and the Anarchy shirt   which used dead stock from the s manufacturer Wemblex. In December , King's Road was renamed Seditionaries ,   trading under that title until September In late , the shop at King's Road re-opened under the name World's End.
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