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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1960


ring Sports Coordinates Style Boon for Women

New Tricks


n Leather

The newest styles in women's
sportswear feature popular mix
and match coordinates which are
a boon to the stylish, economical
Sheath skirts, blouses, bermudas
and smart jackets are available
in matching or complementary
colors and prints. By interchang-
ing these separates and accomp-
anying them with the proper ac-
cessories, a woman is able to at-
tire herself adequately.
Such versatile separates are of-
ten classified as a middle-of-the-
road-items-items which can be
used for a variety of different oc-
casions. These mixed separates
are much more economical than
last year's popular sport dress
which could be worn once, then
altered very .little for additional
Variety of Hues
Separates are shown in a variety
of different hues and many unique
prints. Solid blues, pinks, greens,
browns and yellows in addition to
the new madras plaids and batik
prints dominate the sportswear
Skirts-pleated, full and sheath
style-will continue to be popular
with college students. A wide se-
lection of fabrics have shown
growing popularity 'this y e a r.
Continental Influence
Some of the heavier cottons fea-
ture stitched-down seams and a
continental influence at the waist,
tabbed buttons and buckles. Dec-
orative matching belts add to the
attractiveness of many skirts.
With the disappearance of the
chemise, belts have come back in-
to vogue and go well with any
sportswear e n s e m b 1 e. Madras
cummerbunds and woven hemp
belts with novelty buckles have
shown great potential this spring.
The coordination idea has car-
ried over from skirt and blouse
sets into bermuda and shirt sets.
Round-collared or tunic type shir
Round-collared or tunic t y p e
shirts and matching bermudas
have become increasingly import-
ant on the sportswear scene.

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For Women
You'd never believe them unless
you saw them-the new fashion
tricks in leather this spring.
At one time leather was some-
thing to make shoes, gloves, lug-
gage or saddles. Leather was a
man's field. But things have been
changing for some time now, and
this year leather hits the circles
of feminine high fashion with a
bang. Light as 'fabric, smooth as
silk or soft as velvet, it shows up
in tenlder colors and fabulous gar-
ments for all hours and all oc-
There are supple kidskins, but-
tery suedes and pearl-finished
luster leathers used in new suits,
dresses, jackets, skirts, shorts and
coats. So light-weight are these
new products of the tanners' art
that they may be draped like
fabric, dyed in every color of the
spectrum and used for the most
formal outfits.
New Suedes
Particularly important in the
spring lineup are new suede gar-
ments, styled on soft, fluid lines
and simply detailed. These show
up in suits, costumes, jackets and
coats in many colors.
Suede coats feature wider col-
lars this spring, sometimes softly
draped and extending to the
shoulder line. Sleeves have deep
armholes for greater ease and
freedom of movement, and trim-
ming details are kept to a mini-
Other Combinations
There are many combinations
of leather and tweeds or knits, in
outfits designed for town, travel
or country wear. Typical of the
trend is a striking costume con-
sisting of black Italian knit skirt
and windbreaker jacket in white
kidskin, with black knit sleeves
and collar. Another is a travel
suit with soft suede jacket in a
golden color trimmed in tweed to
match the color-coordinated skirt.
New this spring are.coats and
jackets detailed to give the effect
of a high waistline. This is achiev-
ed by stitched seams, tucking,
deep-set" yokes or high-placed
front pockets. Other casual leather
coats have belts that can be tied
at the waistline or above, accord-
ing to the whim of the wearer.
Sporting Details
Sportswear, always a natural
field for leather, has new styling
this season, with large patch
pockets, stitched lapels, box-pleat-
ed back effects and novelty but-
ton or toggle closures. Leather
blouses, blazers and shorts, alone
or in combination, strike a new
fashion note.
As to color-name it and you
can have it. Most popular for
spring will be the new vivid pinks,
blues and yellows, with pale off-
whites and beiges a close second.


-Daily-David Oiltrow
CAMPUS FOOTWEAR-Pointed and square toes are fashionable
this spring. The popular styles come in madras, batiek, denim,
and kid. The basic pump is going out of fashion. There will be
a greater variety of shoes than ever before.
Russian Fashion Designers
Exchange Ideas on Clothing


-Daily-David Griffith
MADRAS CRAZE--This straight skirt with kick pleat is only one
of the many types of sportswear that is made of madras today.

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Bermudas Popular
In addition, bermuda separates}
are still very popular. Madras cot-
tons and cords in the traditional:->
baby blue and pink are basic in ay
college wardrobe. Novelty items in'
bold antique prints, Oriental de-
signs and stripes are also import-
This year marks the revival of
pedal pushers. Tapered pedal
pushers in a variety of prints,
plaids and solid colors are appear-
ing on the latest fashion scene.
White, yellow, green, beige, blue'
and pink solid colors and madras
plaid blouses are very good this -nai
year. Novelty blouses with bold EVERYONE WEARS THEM-With the coming of m
prints and dainty designs are also Bermudas become the primary outfit of many
a necessity in any wardrobe.'
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Russians say their style setters
and fashion designers "pool their
ideas and models at annual
Fashions of 1960 in the Soviet
Union-displayed by trim, slim
models-were pictured for Ameri-
cans in a three-page layout in the
current issue of the exchange
magazine, USSR.
"This season," writes Central
Fashion House designer Lyudmila
Turchanovskaya, "Soviet women
favor the dress belted at the
waistline. Large off-the-neck col-
lars are very much in vogue. Very
popular, too, are fur stoles, capes
and coats, as well as furtrimmed
24 Fashion Houses
The article reports there are 24
fashion houses in Russia's larger
cities. The leading houses in cities
like Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev and
Riga send their patterns to dress
factories elsewhere in the country.
The Central Fashion House in
Moscow, it says, designs about
3,000 styles every year, the major-
ity of which are for mass pro-
The models, in traditional poses,
were pictured in a variety of
dresses from an off-the-shoulder
short length black silk embroider-
ed evening gown to slacks with
crew neck sweater. Also shown
was an eye-catching jacket of
wool and goatskin from Uzbekis-
tan, worn with a beret.
Variety Of Shoes
The footwear ranged from loaf-
ers, worn with slacks, to pointed
toed shoes in a variety of heel
The Russian display didn't
overlook the men. It included "The
most popular business suit this
season," single-breasted with nar-
row lapels, shown with a light-
colored tie. It was described as
being "worn with a warm vest of
harmonizing color."
People who have traveled re-
cently to the Soviet Union said
some of the styles-especially the
evening wear - weren't exactly
what the average Russian is seen
Prices Unknown
There was no indication in the
articles of the price Russians
might pay for the clothes shown.
A Persian lamb coat "for nippy
weather" was not unlike one worn

by the wife of Russia's Ambassa-
dor Mikhail Menshikov recently
when she attended a joint session
of Congress to hear President Eis-
enhower's State of the Union
Describing the Moscow Fashion
House where she works, the auth-
or of the article explained it em-
ploys about 50 designers. "The
largest group-all women-work
on dresses. The coat and suit de-
signers are mostly men," she said.
Study Other Styles
The fashion house has a "well,
stocked library," which includes
style books from France, England
and the United States.
Noting that Russia in recent-
years has been showing its gar-
ments at international shows, the
article concluded:
"We have been flattered by the
increasing attention and approval
of foreign stylists. We are pleased,
of course, but attribute it to the
fact that we are challenged by the
demands Soviet Women make on
us all the time, like women every-
where in the world, for more orig-
inal and more interesting crea-
Designers Create
Print Book Bags
To Match Clothes
Recent reports indicate that the
green book bags are going to take
a new form along the femanine
With the coming of spring and
better weather, clothes designers
have come up with the idea to
make book bags that will match
the lively print patterns that are
so often seen in women's clothing
around this time of year.
Some psychologists believe that
there is a definite reason for the
carrying of green book bags. They
indicate that the book bags are a
symbol of work and effort that is
often associated with masculinity.
For this reason, certain experts
doubt whether print-book bags
will ever become a reality.
Nevertheless, no one will doubt
the fact that more and more stu-
dents are using them and will
continue to do so this spring.



-David Giltrow
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