Two of London's most advant-garde fashion designers, Ossie Clark and Alice Pollock, rejected the mini skirt length completely in their latest collection, which went on show in Chelsea Town Hall tonight (Thursday).
GV EXT Chelsea Town Hall
SV "Montlimar" LEFT and "Hamlet" RIGHT on steps
SV "Boobs" LEFT and "Bibette" RIGHT
GV INT--"Moon Turns and the Tides" LEFT and "Galaxy" RIGHT (2 shots)
SV "Montlimar" LEFT and "Daz" RIGHT dancing
CU "Over the Rainbow" dancing
SV Wrap-ayer in black and pink
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Background: Two of London's most advant-garde fashion designers, Ossie Clark and Alice Pollock, rejected the mini skirt length completely in their latest collection, which went on show in Chelsea Town Hall tonight (Thursday). The maxi length skirts, long trousers and deeply plunging necklines are all designed to bring the focus of female fashion away from legs and back to the bosom.
The clothes are of chiefly specialist interest--for wear at an occasional party rather than every day. The favourite materials were lightweight and semi-transparent printed voiles and chiffons.
"Hamlet"--a white, black and red printed voile evening dress, was worn with a specially designed face make up incorporating patterns of many coloured sequins stuck on the cheek bones of the model. Indeed the make-ups were the most original feature of the show. The dresses were in general developments of the trends Ossie Clark and Alice Pollock established in their last? she ??? Christmas, and new commonplace on the London fashion scenes. Some of the dresses like "Moon Turn the Tides" a black and yellow chiffon blouse worn over a long black crepe skirt--were worn with enormous fuzzy yellow wigs, a travesty of the "Afro" hairstyle that are new in fashion.
Many of the full, floating dresses had an Asian look. For example the pastel blue swathed "Over the Rainbow".
A form of smocking was a popular way of catching in the waistlines, as in the small flower printed Maxi dress "Bibette" -- but it had other uses, as in the green satin two piece called "Montlimar".