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    Clothes the fashion-conscious teenager will be wearing next spring and summer went on show in London yesterday (Monday).

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    Clothes the fashion-conscious teenager will be wearing next spring and summer went on show in London yesterday (Monday). It was the 25th in a successful series of shows of teenage and children's fashions organised by British firms.

    Visnews cameraman Tony Green filmed the models wearing the latest creations in and around London's Picadilly Circus -- so that the fashions contrasted brightly with a grey, rainy day.

    Designs range over maxi-dresses, trouser suits, military gear -- even an optimistic hot pants outfit.

    SYNOPSIS: London's Picadilly Circus on a grey autumn day needed some brightening up. So British fashion designers unveiled some of the designs that will be in the shops next spring. Here, beneath the statue of Eros, it's a three-tone coat in red, yellow and black. But many of the fashions on show on Monday are already popular with London's swinging set.

    Here, the military look is applied to raincoats in weather-proofed khaki cotton drill -- complete with badges on sleeves and front. It saves rummaging through Army surplus stores for military cast-offs.

    And though all the fashion writers this autumn have been telling us that hot-pants were the fashion failure of 1971, some designers still have faith in them. This three-piece has the best of all worlds -- tunic, hot pants, skirt.

    The designers still keep faith with trouser suits, too. This one mixes a navy tunic of nautical design with a red jacket and "trews".

    And finally, a creation bound to turn the heads on London's underground, a print-patterned maxi-dress. There were some of the fashions presented at a Picadilly theatre by an organisation of fashion firms for teenagers and children. Buyers from as many as thirty-five export markets attend these increasingly popular shows.

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