Italy's high fashion designers of women's clothes unveiled their autumn and winter collections in Rome on Sunday (16 July) and showed a return to classic colours, cuts and fabrics accenting natural, flowing contours.
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Background: Italy's high fashion designers of women's clothes unveiled their autumn and winter collections in Rome on Sunday (16 July) and showed a return to classic colours, cuts and fabrics accenting natural, flowing contours.
The collection by Enrica San Lorenzo had skirts gently curved over the hips with short jackets that just reach the waist. The collars were small and stood off the neck. Daytime clothes were of soft fluffy materials, while evening gowns were of flimsy and fluid materials.
The trend in San Lorenzo's new designs is to revive the bright years of the early 1960's when Jackie Kennedy was setting a new style in the White House.
German Marucelli's fall and winter designs also captured simple lines, but the emphasis was on geometrical inserts in opposing colours.
Marucelli also echoed the "Sixties" in her revival of gold lame for evening wear, which models the body.
The unveiling of the women's autumn and winter fashions was part of several days of showings of the coming season's fashions by Italian designers.
SYNOPSIS: This white, fur-sleeved creation by Enrica San Lorenzo was part of the autumn and winter collections displayed by Italian fashion designers in Rome on Sunday. The new creations are the latest in a long line of revivals. In past years, fashion designers harked back to the nineteen-thirties, nineteen-forties, and nineteen-fifties. This season's creations evoked the bright years of the early nineteen-sixties when Jackie Kennedy was setting a new style in the White House.
The San Lorenzo designs all had lines that curved over the hips. The soft lines are accented here by a natural-shouldered jacket with sequins to give an air of elegance for evening wear.
Also showing at the Rom show was Germana Marucelli. While her autumn and winter designs also captured simple lines, Marucelli's emphasis was on geometrical inserts and trim in contrasting colours...For evening dress, her designs also captured the fooling of the nineteen-sixties in the revival of gold lame, and foral print lames on silk organdy. All the designs accented the natural form and left the question of skirt length up in the air.