• Short Summary

    ITALIAN FASHIONS FOR THE COMING SEASON WERE SHOWN BY ROMAN DESIGNERS IN THE ITALIAN CAPITAL LAST SATURDAY, BEFORE GOING ON TO FLORENCE FOR A JOINT SHOWING WITH CREATION BY LOCAL FASHION HOUSES.

  • Description

    ITALIAN FASHIONS FOR THE COMING SEASON WERE SHOWN BY ROMAN DESIGNERS IN THE ITALIAN CAPITAL LAST SATURDAY, BEFORE GOING ON TO FLORENCE FOR A JOINT SHOWING WITH CREATION BY LOCAL FASHION HOUSES.

    FOR SPRING AND SUMMER 1963, ITALIAN COUTURE PROPOSES A LOOK OF QUIET ELEGANCE. WHAT THE CLOTHES MAY LACK IN EXCITEMENT IS OFFSET BY THEIR COMPOSURE AND IMPECCABLE CONSTRUCTION. THEY ARE CLOTHES THAT WOULD BE RIGHT ON WELL-DRESSED WOMEN IN ANY CITY IN THE WORLD.

    THERE HAS BEEN A RETURN TO MORE NATURAL LINES. SHOULDERS ARE GENTLE RATHER THAN EXAGGERATED AS THEY WERE LAST SEASON. HEMLINES REMAIN JUST BELOW THE KNEE; WAISTLINES STAY AT THE WAIST OR RISE ONLY SLIGHTLY TO GIVE A HINT OF EMPIRE LINE.

    APART FROM SKILL IN TERMS OF LINE,THERE IS A STRONG SENSE OF COLOUR AND PATTERN. SOFT AS WELL A SHARP PINKS AND YELLOWS ALTERNATE WITH BLUES, GREENS AND MAUVES, OFTEN WITH GEOMETRIC AND ABSTRACT DESIGNS DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM THE FAR EAST. THE MALAYAN SARONG, INDIAN DRAPERY AND INDONESIAN DRESS ARE ECHOES IN THE SKIRTS OF LONG NARROW DRESSES.

    PERHAPS BECAUSE ITALIAN MEN ARE INCLINED TO STOP IN THE STREET TO TURN AND ADMIRE THE BACKS OF PASSING WOMEN, THE BACKS OF CLOTHES IN ITALY ARE ALMOST ALWAYS INTERESTING. BACKS JUT OUT FROM COATS AND JACKETS; DRESSES HAVE UNEXPECTED CAPE EFFECTS OR DECOLLETES.

    FOR THE SPRING, WOOL IS HOLDING ITS OWN TOGETHER WITH SUEDE AND VELVET. SUMMER MATERIALS RANGE WIDELY FROM COLOURFUL PRINTED SILK TO THE FROTHIEST CHIFFON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA95SSVLEUAGXN9KGQPE8V4POTQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA95SSVLEUAGXN9KGQPE8V4POTQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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