Rome's Fontana Sisters presented their winter collection to fashions buyers and press yesterday (Saturday) at the Grand Hotel.
Rome's Fontana Sisters presented their winter collection to fashions buyers and press yesterday (Saturday) at the Grand Hotel. Dark of muted colours-highlighted only occasionally by a white blouse or shiny accessory-and austere masculine styles predominated. Skirts, when they did appear, were invariably midi, while practically all feet and legs were encased in high, soft boots.
Velvet was popular material-as in an "Edwardian" suit worn with a long beaded necklace and a short-brim bowler hat.
Fur was much in evidence-particularly fox, which was seen often in hats or, in one outstanding example, as full-trimming to a grey midi-length suede coat.
The "Cossak" look appeared often-in hats, coats and capes. One such cape was long and flowing with a high astrakan fur collar, worn over an interesting short skirt with fur panels hanging to each side.
A combination of the midi and the male-look was seen in a "Sherlock Holmes" heavy checked outfit topped by a small trilby hat.