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Topshop and the vintage look

Jane Shepherdson explains the value of inspiration in vintage designers

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Mary Portas on BIBA

Reflections on what made BIBA great and what the high street can learn

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BIBA's influence on the high street

Barbera Hulanicki and Twiggy talk about BIBA's influence today

Topshop's Vintage Idea

In the process of moving fashion forward, Topshop has been keen to reflect on a wealth of untapped heritage design. Their designers and buyers will often trawl through catalogues of old vintage collections to find inspiration for their work. Iconic boutique BIBA has been a focal point for this return to vintage styles and designer Celia Birtwell has even been brought in to establish her own new collections based on her and Ossie Clark’s treasured designs from the 60s and 70s.

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