Short shorts and tributes to the late doyenne of Paris fashion, Coco Chanel, were highlights of spring collections unveiled by several top London fashion designers yesterday (Wednesday).
SV Model wearing full length coat with matching hat, she opens coat to show shorts, by Michael
SCU Model wears pantaloon suit (House of Michael) with gaucho pants and large-brimmed hat
CU Model wearing black satin dress with open laced back and matching beret (Michael)
SV ZOOM OUT..two-piece suit by Do Mattli
GV Footwear show models on stage
CU Models displaying stylish boots (2 shots)
GV Model parading Hardy Amies demilength outfit
GV Hardy Amies evening collection of full length dresses
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Background: Short shorts and tributes to the late doyenne of Paris fashion, Coco Chanel, were highlights of spring collections unveiled by several top London fashion designers yesterday (Wednesday).
The designer with the most avant garde ideas was Michael. His collection included outfits with shorts -- a style already threatening to become the 1971 successor to the mini-skirt.
Gaucho pants, which Michael introduced three years ago, well in advance of Paris, are retained in his present collection.
The tribute to that great Parisienne Coco Chanel, who died earlier this week, came from Jo Mattli. He showed the sort of stylish outfits that have been part of every well-dressed woman's wardrobe for several generations.
Another famous name in fashion, Hardy Amies, has settled this year for what he calls the "demi" length for daytime wear. But the most dramatic impact of his collection comes from his evening dresses, which employ bold colours and striking prints.