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British Handbag Brand Peony & Moore Collaborate with Biba Founder Barbara Hulanicki.

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Biba Founder Barbara Hulanicki Launches New Handbag Collection

Barbara Hulanicki, the groundbreaking designer that transformed the fashion industry and defined an era, is back with her first handbag collection in over 10 years.

The Barbara Hulanicki collection, from the acclaimed fashion designer behind Biba, includes three distinctive designs that reflect her iconic sense of style. Fashion and function may be at the core to each eye-catching piece but her bold new collection is still full of surprises.

Inspired by the designer's own lifestyle, the playful and practical Kensington (£215) cross body handbag in Italian leather is the ideal travel accessory. In black and burnt orange leather with a sheer finish, the Kensington emulates all the warmth of an exotic holiday before even stepping on a plane. A handy front pocket neatly fits a passport while the interior has ample (more...)

5 Mins with Nardis Beach

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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We are offering our customers an exclusive 20% off the Nardis Beach collection. To redeem this offer, simply enter code NARDIS at checkout. (T&C’s apply. Valid until 31/10/14)

How did Nardis Beach start and what makes the collection different?

I could never find the perfect bikini for my holidays. I was looking for beautiful colours, a luxurious fabric that didn’t fade in the sun and a flattering Mediterranean-Brazilian inspired fit with unusual detailing. I was sure I wasn’t the only person with this problem, so with a background in fashion design I started creating the first collection in 2007. I travelled around Italy and Portugal sourcing the finest fabrics, and ventured further afield in search of natural materials such as shells, driftwood and semi-precious stones to create beautiful bikini fastenings. It is a fascinating process that I really love!

Where do you draw inspiration for your swimwear collections?

I draw inspiration from my travels, I find I can be struck with a creative idea anywhere, any time. While traveling I allow the things I see to merge into a feeling, a style, immersing myself in the things around me. It could be anything from the colours of petals floating in a deep blue pool; the colourful boats tied together in the Moroccan port of Essaouira; the white bleached shells on a deserted island in the Caribbean; the rich jewels and fabrics draped around an Indian market or the fishing villages and  wonderfully bright houses along the  Italian coast.

As a swimwear designer, can you give us your top 4 beach locations?

Oh that is a hard one! They would have to be: Tobago Cays in the Caribbean for a desert island getaway; Koh Phi Phi in Thailand for winter sun; Sandy Island in the Grenadines for its simplicity and The Amalfi Coast in Italy for its glamour (and food!).

If you could only take one piece of swimwear to a desert island, what would it be?

As a Mediterranean woman, it would definitely have to be the Nardis Beach white Taormina side-tie bikini! A classic piece that’s easy-to-wear with colourful print kaftans… and perfect for showing off sunkissed skin.

What other 5 must-have would we find in your desert island beach bag?

A wide brim floppy hat; Lancaster sun screen; a silk Nardis Beach kaftan, a camera as I love to take lots of photos and a lilo in case no one finds me for days…