In a special interview for Visnews, House of Dior designer Marc Bohan described in Paris on Monday (12 July) what he sees as the prominent features in ladies' fashions for the coming autumn and winter season.
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QUESTION: "Marc Bohan, what silhouette for ladies is going to be next winter?"
BOHAN: "Well, the silhouette, the first thing I think is the length. It should be just below the knee. Middle of the knee or below the knee. No maxi, no midi, no mini, whatever it is. Just below the knee, or to the ankle for evening or to the floor. The style of stocking is very important, and you see the legs all transparent, and you see the legs, no more boots, some pumps or that kind of strap shoes. Er, medium heel. Very colourful fabrics, and the shape is, of course, with the waist line marked all the time. It could be more full or (INDISTINCT) or pleated or whatever it is. Always a sort of a flair silhouette. The fabric will be twee, wool (INDISTINCT) flannel and silk as well. Lots of colour, red will be the most important colour, red, beige, some black, but very colourful line altogether. The hair will be small, very neat hairstyle, and small hat, sort of natural. There will be a lot of furs, long hair furs for collar, big sort of collar, you know, and fur sleeves. They will be for or wolf, all that kind of furs. It will be sort of more feminine and more elegant kind of style, and we will try to forget about gimmicks and gadget and any kind. I think its a more feminine and more elegant season."
QUESTION: "We are going back to real haut couture?"
BOHAN: "Yes, definitely."
QUESTIONER: "Thank you."
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Background: In a special interview for Visnews, House of Dior designer Marc Bohan described in Paris on Monday (12 July) what he sees as the prominent features in ladies' fashions for the coming autumn and winter season.
He says that the new season will show more elegant and feminine lines. He is to dispense with boots, and mini, maxi and midi skirts. His skirts will reach to just below the knee, with full length for evening wear. Colourful fabrics will be predominant. Hairstyles will be small and neat. He says: "We will try to forget about gimmicks and gadgets."