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    Off-the-peg outfits, designed by Britain's 26 leading manufactures, were modelled November 15, for a dress rehearsal of a show, presented November 16, by the Fashion Group of London, at Celanese House.

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    Off-the-peg outfits, designed by Britain's 26 leading manufactures, were modelled November 15, for a dress rehearsal of a show, presented November 16, by the Fashion Group of London, at Celanese House.

    The show heralds the second London Fashion Week opening --- and all 300 items will be in the shops soon after Christmas.

    1960 spring fashion pictures reveal natural waistlines -- due mainly to protests from women against unwaisted clothes. The real change, however, is in the length of hemlines on jackets and tunic tops. These vary in length but are slightly longer all round than previous styles. Slim tunic suits in the heavier linen-type fabrics, and frocks in pretty summer pastel colours and crease-resistant materials, indicate favourites for next year. Skirt hemlines change little, but do acquire a double hemline based on the long belted tunic.

    Arthur Ranks designs "Ascot" - a smart day dress for exclusive occasions, topped by a white trench cot. "Lilac Time" is recalled by Susan Small with a dress in pure silk lilac shantung and matching jacket. Jean Allen designs an embroidered satin dress in classically simple lines - and for evening wear, a pallid beige dress, trimmed with mink. Coolness and elegance is captured in a lime silk dress with matching jacket by Susan Small. Casual wear is provided by Dorville, with fisherknit sweaters in all colours worn with velvet drainpipe slacks. "Claridges" designed by Banks - a short evening gown in black and white faille.

    London Fashion Group is concentrating its energies on interesting foreign buyers. Last year total exports shared among the original 17 members, came to GBP2 million. This year, with an increased membership, the Group has almost doubled the number of overseas clients.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JP4SXIWO07EP5RXGIAU48RXT
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JP4SXIWO07EP5RXGIAU48RXT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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