The collection has been designed with Biba’s rich fashion heritage in mind. Taking inspiration from the archives of the Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, which hosts the world’s largest anthology of collectible shoes, designer Katie-Jane MacConnachie said “I looked at stand-out 1970s shapes but also looked to the 1930- 40s era for the intricate details and the cuts of the uppers. Influences from each decade have helped us to produce modern, structural shapes with details that honour and move forward the original ‘Biba look'”.
The evocative black and gold combination synonymous with Biba runs through both the casual and formal elements of the collection. The addition of jewel colours in leather, suede and metallic finish, textured snakeskin and leopard prints and pony skin makes the collection relevant for AW11 and just right for the 21st century girl yearning for some decadence.
The collections will be available in sizes 36-41
Prices range from £120 – £300
Credits: House Of Fraser