Italy's 1973 Spring and Summer boutique fashions were launched in an extravagant display in Florence on Monday (16th October).
Italy's 1973 Spring and Summer boutique fashions were launched in an extravagant display in Florence on Monday (16th October). Skirts were back with a vengeance when the luxury boutique designers presented their collections.
Designers ignored women's liberation. Though there were still trousers to be seen, skirts dominated the parade, which was generally sporty, casual and according to the critics, unexciting.
See-through clothes were forgotten, along with the rest of the shockers of past seasons.
SYNOPSIS: In Florence this week Italy's luxury boutique designers are presenting the first of the Nineteen-seventy-three spring and Summer fashion designs. The four-day show opened on Monday at the Palazzo Pitti. Though skirts were to make a strong impression, bikinis gained the attention of the audience. These are the creations of Lo Scarabocchi.
Scattered motifs of circling stones and flowers printed on pure silk organdi are features by Paola Signorini.
White skirts and small cardigan jackets over wide slacks are a feature of the Signorini collection. And there are matching outfits for the escort.
De Parisini's collection is entitled "Women In Flower". Here he shows a simple elegance. De Parisini is presenting double silk cardigans, tunic shirts with skirts, blouses and slacks. His collection in blue, brown and black was greeted enthusiastically by the audience.
La Mendola's collection is designed for the "Woman of Today" -- the elegant sophisticated woman who wants the ultimate in every day living. Featuring bright pinks and vivid blues, La Mendola used fabrics of pliable un-crushable cotton and jersey silk. The collection caters for the complete day, from sportswear to elegant cocktail dresses and long flowing ball gowns.