Flare Street Blog
biba style pants
Hello and welcome to our latest collection, a work in progress for the past 2 years and one of THE hardest secrets to keep!
Just one of our main inspirations, that's all!
You may be familiar with the store Biba from London 1960's & 70's... if not, it was a wonderland, empire of gorgeous clothing and helped break in SO many styles that we still wear today... mini skirts, high knee boots, bohemian, flowing garments and amazing colours & textures!
Behind the scenes was the main founder and designer, Barbara Hulanicki. In our books she's the Mick Jagger of the fashion world!
In the next few weeks will be posting snippets and stories from Barbara all about that time period, dressing everyone from Twiggy to Sonny and Cher as well as the amazing way she designed and produced her garments.
For now, enjoy our collaboration collection with here and you can find a past blog post on her here!!
Just when you thought it couldn't get more comfortable than our flares... it's time for wide leg velvet flares!
For years we've been asked to make a wide leg version of our flares, and we're happy to finally say here they are!
It took us a long time to perfect these pants, as we wanted to make wide leg flares that flatter your body, flare at the knee but were loose and comfortable pants to groove around in! Made as an alternative to our wildly popular, Burgundy Velvet and Black Velvet Flares.
Researching our favourite 1960's brands, we noticed a lot of them were influenced by 1920's style - our wide leg flares are a throwback to these era's, encompassing a higher waist, thick waist band and a delicately placed curved flare to elongate those legs!
Notice from the images, how the waist falls without clinging to your hips, silhouettes the hip bone and thigh and then curves delicately at the knee to give that wide leg flare look!
They're made from a plain, non-crushed, deep burgundy, plum wine velvet, are super comfy and contain a lot of stretch and amazing flow of the flare. They are soft to wear and perfectly flared for any season!
These flares have a wide elastic waist band, and sit slightly higher than our original flares.
See below our inspo images from Biba Boutique as well as the original wide leg flares from the NYFW runway!