Along with other Italian haute couture designers, one of Rome's fashion leaders, Sarli, presented his ideas of what fashion for Autumn and Winter should be at his collection shown on Wednesday (23 July).
GV Male & female models on the catwalk. Green suit on woman. Man wearing camel coloured suit. (2 shots)
SV People watching two models. Girls wearing culottes, contrasting blouses & red jackets
SV Two models showing day-wear green coat with matching skirts, three-quarter length
CU & GV Two evening gowns, one off-the-shoulder, lame top, in silver & cream & one black halter neck with low back.
Model in evening wear, cream satin full-length suit, long skirt & loosely fitting blouse.
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Background: Along with other Italian haute couture designers, one of Rome's fashion leaders, Sarli, presented his ideas of what fashion for Autumn and Winter should be at his collection shown on Wednesday (23 July).
His collection featured smooth, classical lines, generally in subdued tones. Gone were the stars of last year's collections...the all embracing tent dress and flared coats.
The most startling number was one of his evening dresses...a flowing full-length skirt in cream matched to a silver lame top, which daringly dropped off the shoulder.
The day-wear collection mainly consisted of suits...calf-length straight skirts and three-quarter length jackets or capes. They were completed with hats...either smart, fitting caps or brimmed hats.
Italian fashion this year is in line with the French collections... elegance is the most important factor. Certainly, there was no sign of any fashion revolution. The closest to it was the collection by another Roman designer, Pino Lancetti. Although he wore faded blue jeans at his showing, his models were draped in dozens of Mongolian - looking evening gowns. It seemed the Chinese Mandarin coat was ousting the Russian peasant smock as a fashion must.
SYNOPSIS: The ballroom of a fashionable Roman hotel was he setting for the collection showing of Italian designer Sarli on Wednesday. His ideas for the coming Autumn and Winter were in line with other leading couture collections. The emphasis is on elegance...like this suit in green.
Gone was last year's fashion must--the billowing tent dress. Lines were smoother and fitting. Sarli brought back culottes. Like all his day-wear, they finished at the calf. The subdued tones were brightened with a splash of red in the jacket.
Sarli favoured the classical layered look and the return of the three-quarter length jacket. There were certainly no signs of any fashion revolution for the coming season. Perhaps the most inventive designs came from a fellow Roman designer, Lancetti, whose collection was dominated by Chinese Mandarin coats.
But the fashion journalists sat up when Sarli presented his evening wear. This dress...with a lame top daringly dropped off the shoulder. This black halter neck design also caused a stir.
Another night time dazzler was this evening suit. A total look of shimmering silky cream. It added a touch of glamour to the Italian couture collections which have been elegant but certainly not spectacular.