• Short Summary

    AFTER ROME AND PARIS, IT IS THE TURN OF MADRID TO JOIN THE BATTLE OF THE HEMLINES -- AND ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE -- WHICH IS BEING WAGED IN THIS YEAR'S AUTUMN AND WINTER FASHION COLLECTIONS.

  • Description

    AFTER ROME AND PARIS, IT IS THE TURN OF MADRID TO JOIN THE BATTLE OF THE HEMLINES -- AND ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE -- WHICH IS BEING WAGED IN THIS YEAR'S AUTUMN AND WINTER FASHION COLLECTIONS.

    OF SPAIN'S FOUR TOP FASHION HOUSES, HERRERA Y OLLERO AND ELIO BERHANYER WERE THE FIRST TO SHOW THIS YEAR.

    ENRIQUE OLLERO AND RAFAEL HERRERA ARE OFTEN RECKONED TO BE THE 'YOUNG TURK' OF MADRID COUTURE. LAST YEAR THEY WENT INTO 'BOUTIQUE' FASHION. IN ORDER TO AVOID THE HEAVY SPANISH TAX ON HAUTE COUTURE WEAR. FASHION EXPERTS EXPECTED A MOD COLLECTION THEN, BUT GOT SMOOTH LINES AND BLACK AND PLAIN TONES. THIS YEAR, AT THEIR ELEGANT BALCONIED GALLERIES, THE PAIR SHOWED THE SAME SMOOTH LINES, BUT THE TONES WERE INFINITELY BRIGHTER.

    LIKE PARIS, THEY SHOWED NEAT, SIMPLE SUITS WITH LONG-LINE JACKETS AND MINI, BUT NOT MINUTE DRESSES BENEATH. A TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF THIS WAS A PILLAR-BOX RED ZIP-DOWN JACKET IN WOOL, WITH A LARGE LOW ROCKETS OVER A LOW-POCKETED DRESS WITH A SINGLE DEEP PLEAT.

    BUT THERE WAS A MORE EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH, THOUGH STILL IN SMOOTH LINES -- CULOTTE DRESSES UNDER JACKETS OF BOLD CHECKS. HATS AND SHOES ARE MOSTLY IN BLACK PATENT.

    IN THEIR EVENING WEAR, HERRERA AND OLLERO AGAIN SHOW THEIR DEBT TO THE EARLIER AUTUMN SHOWS WITH SURCOATS AND EMBROIDERY -- LIKE THE WHITE ALMOST FLOOR-LENGTH WAISTCOAT EMBROIDERED WITH FLOWERS IN SOLVER, GOLD AND EMERALD, OVER A GREEN CREPE PYJAMA DRESS.

    BERHANYER HAS BANISHED HIS BLACK-BOOTED, PLAID-SHOULDERED WINTER WOMEN FROM LAST YEAR, BUT STILL KEEPS THE SOLID TONES THAT WERE ONE OF THE 1968 TRADE-MARKS.

    ONE OF THIS MOST STRIKING OUTFITS WAS A BLACK AND WHITE EVENING SUIT, WITH SWIRLING BLACK SURCOAT, DECORATED WITH WHITE PANELS AND MASSIVE BLACK FEATHER ROSES, OVER A BLACK CREPE TROUSER SUIT.

    IN HIS DAY WEAR, HOWEVER, LITTLE-GIRL BLACK STOCKING STRIDE OUT UNDER MINI-SUITS OF STRIKING PLAIN-COLOUR PANELS. THE SPIRIT OF COURREGES A SEASON OR TWO AGO OBVIOUSLY STILL LINGERS WITH THIS YOUNG CORDOBAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA97HCOPN8YIPPGPVHILKQ5UCCE
    Media URN:
    VLVA97HCOPN8YIPPGPVHILKQ5UCCE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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