• Short Summary

    ON SATURDAY THE NEWEST AND YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS, CLIVE EVANS, PRESENTED HIS FIRST COLLECTION SINCE BECOMING THE 10TH OF BRITAIN'S "TOP 10" DESIGNERS.

  • Description

    ON SATURDAY THE NEWEST AND YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF LONDON FASHION DESIGNERS, CLIVE EVANS, PRESENTED HIS FIRST COLLECTION SINCE BECOMING THE 10TH OF BRITAIN'S "TOP 10" DESIGNERS.

    CLIVE EVANS IS ONLY 31 YEARS OLD, HE WAS ELECTED TO THE SOCIETY LAST AUGUST AND SINCE THEN HE SAYS, HE'S HAD NO TIME FOR ANYTHING BUT WORK. CLIVE'S LINES ARE, ON THE WHOLE, SIMPLE AND ELEGANT. THE SARI AND SARONG INFLUENCE SOME OF HIS DRESSES AND FAVOURS BOTH LONG AND SHORT TROUSER DRESSES CUT WITH A DEEP PLEAT FROM THE NECK AND FLARING TOWARDS THE REM.

    THIS DRESS IS IN PALM-PRINTED SILK. COLOURED JADE GREEN, LIME AND TURQUOISE, IT IS IN KEEPING WITH CLIVE'S MOST POPULAR COLOURS.

    GABERDINE, TWILL AND WHIPCORD WERE POPULAR MATERIALS FOR SPRING SUITS. THIS TUNIC SUIT IS IN IVORY WHIPCORD. THE JACKETS ARE LONGER THIS YEAR AND CARVED WITH DOLMAN AND KIMONO SLEEVES. COLLARS WERE EITHER NON-EXISTENT OR STOOD AWAY FROM THE NECK, MANDARIN STYLE. ALL THE SUITS HAD A LEAN LINE IN FRONT, BUT PLENTY OF FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT.

    THE HATS FOR THIS COLLECTION WERE SUPPLIED BY GRAHAM SMITH. THEY MAINLY CONSISTED OF AUSTERE PILLBOXES, TOQUES AND TURBANS. SOME OF THE TURBANS HAD SPECIALLY PROVIDED STRAW LOOPS FOR THE SQUARE SUNGLASSES.

    OVERCOATS WERE GENERALLY COLLARLESS AND UNBELTED. THIS KIMONO COAT IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF CLIVE'S COLLECTION WHICH SHOWED A LOT OF ORIENTAL INFLUENCE. THE COAT IS IN BRIGHT GREEN DIAGONAL WEAVE WOOL. THE DRESS IS IN NAVY BLUE AND WHITE SILK -- THE COLOURS THAT DOMINATED THE PARIS COLLECTIONS.

    THE BRIGHT DRESS IS MATCHED BY THE LINING OF THE COAT.

    AND FINALLY A SARI DRESS WITH OBVIOUS EASTERN INFLUENCE. IT'S IN PRINTED SILK CLOQUE AND THE PINK, ORANGE AND ROSE PRINTED DESIGN ALL HAS A FLAVOUR OF THE EAST. BUT IT WOULD TAKE A VERY EMANCIPATED WESTERNISED ORIENTAL MISS TO CARRY OFF A DRESS LIKE THIS.

    CLIVE'S COLLECTION, PERHAPS BECAUSE IT WAS HIS FIRST, WAS WELCOMED ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY BY THE LONDON FASHION WRITERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7XZR9Y7CQ3O4TTVODQNKWXGLY
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XZR9Y7CQ3O4TTVODQNKWXGLY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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