- Title: ITALY: FENDI AND ARMANI SPRING AND SUMMER COLLECTIONS.
- Date: 5th October 1994
- Summary: MILAN, ITALY (OCTOBER 5, 1994) (RTV- ACCESS ALL) 1. GV CLAUDIA SCHIFFER WALKS DOWN CATWALK IN FENDI BEIGE COAT SKIRT 0.07 2. GV MODEL WEARING FENDI BRIGHT PATTERNED DRESS 0.15 3. GV VARIOUS OF FENDI FASHION SHOW 0.22 4. GV SCHIFFER IN BLACK SKIRT AND JACKET (3 SHOTS) 0.30 5. SCU HELENA CHRISTIANSEN, CHRISTENSEN 0.35 6. GV NADIA AUERBACH DOWN CATWALK 0.39 7. GV MODELS IN SWIMMING COSTUMES INCLUDING KATE MOSS AND CAROL MULDER (6 SHOTS) 1.00 8. GV DESIGNER KARL LAGERFELD WALKING OUT WITH SCHIFFER TO TAKE APPLAUSE AT END 1.10 9. GV VARIOUS OF ARMANI SHOW (10 SHOTS) 2.06 10. GV DESIGNER GIORGIO ARMANI TAKING APPLAUSE AT END OF SHOW 2.12 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 20th October 1994 13:00
- Location: MILAN, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Reuters ID: LVAEQ9FTVTLZCUNGWIU0CE72U6B7
- Story Text: Fendi launched his Spring and Summer collection in Milan on Wednesday (October 5), adorning super models Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Carla Bruni as they strode down the catwalk.
The fashions played heavily on geometric designs and introduced what Fendi called an innovation, the bras de chemise, a shirt made up only of its sleeves draped over a short dress.
Formal trench coats took on a new twist with space age shiny fabrics used in biege, white and black.
Super short skirts and geometric tailored bust coats also featured.
Later in the evening Giorgio Armani unveiled a collection which bucked trends towards longer, knee-length skirts and made clever use of transparent fabrics.
He offered the same understated, mildly androgynous, sensual clothes that originally brought him fame. The only difference was that this time clothes seemed more feminine.
Models wore short shiny jackets encrusted with tiny red and lilac sequins over flared white silk organza pants. Others wore cream pants sprinkled with matching sparkles.
Short, almost transparent dresses with fitted bodices were showered with sparkles and sequins. Some models wore black transparent smocks dusted with sparkles and black silk shorts underneath.
Daywear was short, loose and flowing. Jackets -- which closed with just one button under the breasts -- were worn without blouses topped by ripply, almost transparent silk skirts.
Armani's models, mostly unknown faces with the exception of Italian supermodel Carla Bruni, wore their hair swept back and pulled up like neo-Classical statues.
White cotton jacquard smocks and tunics with uneven hemlines seemed to float around models' bodies as they strode down the catwalk. A white jacquard jacket was worn over matching silk pants.
Drawstring silk trousers came in transparent cream and printed fabrics. They were worn with cream top coats with rounded necklines and no collars.
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