Rome's Fontana Sisters presented their winter collection to fashions buyers and press yesterday (Saturday) at the Grand Hotel.
GV & SV Fontana display with model down catwalk 2 shots
SV Two models down catwalk wearing trousers with overcoat, and trilby hat; other with cape
SV Two models-Cossak coat & hat; and cape over suit with frilly shirt
LV & SV Model wearing midei velvet suit with bowler hat 2 shots
SV model with suede midi suit
SV model with cape over skirt with fur panels
MV two models-midi suit trousers & hat
MV Heavy checked "Sherlock Holmes" coat & midi skirt, small trilby hat.
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Background: 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.