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...The Collection in Context Anna Sui (born 1964) is an American-born Chinese designer who launched her business in the 1980s. Her spring/summer 1993 collection reflects her ease in cherry-picking ideas from disparate sources of inspiration...

Biba

Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson is Visiting Professor, London College of Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Biba has become a potent legend quite out of proportion with its relatively brief life in the mid-twentieth century. It was a shop and a label—but it was more than either or both of these: it came to stand for the “swinging chick...

Boutique

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Synonymous with the youth movement and counterculture fashions of the “Swinging Sixties,” the boutique radically changed ways of making, marketing, displaying, and buying clothing. Names and places such as Mary Quant, Biba, Paraphernalia...

Youthquake Fashions

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...A tag, a slogan, and a rallying cry, “Youthquake” exemplifies the slickness as well as the conviction, the spontaneous ebullience as well as the commercial aggression that during the 1960s marked the triumph of London ready-to-wear. Powered...