Did College Students Start this New Trend?

With Social Media, fashion bloggers, and fast fashion. Trends are constantly changing! Designers are releasing more capsule collections to keep up with everyone’s appetite for of the moment fashion. The digital age and online shopping has not only changed fashion, but how about how we decorate our homes.

Gucci ad featuring a college student with pinboard prints decorating their dorm

Gucci ad featuring a college student with pinboard prints decorating their dorm

Barbara Hulanicki, Founder of Biba, has some thoughts about how to decorate your space to keep up with current trends. Barbara has worked with everyone from Bridgette Bardot to Alexa Chung, so she has seen fashion through the ages. Kylie Jenner decorated her bathroom with the skull print that Barbara designed. Find similar one here.

Barbara calls out that Pinboard Prints are the new trend. Barbara has always been a trendsetter throughout her career. She is the one that made the t-shirt style popular in the 60s.

Barbara explains that fashion designers use mood boards to inspire their collections and how pinboard prints allow the younger generation to easily decorate their space. College students are using these prints to decorate their rooms with multiple prints taped to the wall or pinned to a pinboard.

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How one student used Barbara’s prints to decorate her room

How one student used Barbara’s prints to decorate her room

It isn’t only a trend we are seeing with college students though. Covering your walls with prints of different sizes not only looks stylish, but allows you to change your decor with your mood. We see interior designers do this by framing prints for not only a more streamlined by lasting look.

Barbara Hulanicki started her career as a fashion illustrator and has come back to her passion. She decided to release an exclusive collection of illustrations from her archives. These are prints from the 60s, and from collaborations she did with brands like Top Shop.

Barbara’s collaboration with Top Shop and Alexa Chung

Barbara’s collaboration with Top Shop and Alexa Chung

To start decorating yourself, shop the collection here. Send Barbara photos of how you decorate to be featured on her site! These can be emailed to BarbaraHulanickiDesigns@gmail.com.

Barbara Hulanicki receiving her OBE award from Prince Charles

Barbara Hulanicki receiving her OBE award from Prince Charles

Barbara Hulanicki Discusses Audrey Hepburn and Fashion Today

Barbara Hulanicki, founder of Biba, discusses what inspired her to become a designer.

In the video below she discusses the first time she met Audrey Hepburn and why she thinks Audrey’s style is timeless.

Barbara talks fashion from the 50’s to now. What is inspiring her and what she thinks of the current fashion landscape. Barbara shares all of this while drawing one of her famous fashion illustrations which are available here!

After watching, let us know your thoughts on the current fashion landscape compared to the 60’s!

X Jess

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