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41ME MCMGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, APRM 24, 1

TUE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, APRIL 24,

MORE PRACTICAL:
Western Fashions Invade East

By JANICE GEASLER
Western women's fashions, che-'
mise included, seem to be invading
the Eastern countries, judging
from comments of University in-
ternational students.
Kimie Fukuyama, Grad., said
that although the kimono, the
Japanese national dress, is still
worn, most of the women in her
country prefer the new fashions
just like the rest of the world.
Japanese women make their own
dresses, copying' Western styles
from fashion magazines and mail
order catalogues, Kimie added,,
pointing out that the Western
clothes are more practical and very
inexpensive.
Use Basic Pattern
Girls learn to sew beginning in
the third year of grammar school,
she said. They do not use a com-
mercial pattern, but make their
own variations on'the basic pat-
tern which. they learn in school.
Women consider their dress
carefully and watch the current
trends, she said; comnenting that
her younger sister in Tokyo always
asks in her letters how Kimie is
making her dresses.
Egyptian women dress in the
same styles as American women,
but they enjoy more variety, ac-
cording to Samiha El-Agizi Grad.
"Here, you see the same styles
from street to street," 'she said,
"because of the mass production.

In Egypt, each big store has its
own dressmaker who creates his
own designs."
Adds Variety
Receiving fashion catalogues
from Europe and other countries
as well as from the United States
also contributes to the variety, as
does the importation of much of
the material used in dressmaking,
she added.
The women usually have their
clothes made by a dressmaker or
make their own in preference to
buying them readymade, Samiha
commented.
Readymade dresses are not
available in Thailand, Lamiad
Punsman, Grad., said, but Western
styles are worn. Women go to
dressmakers to have their clothes
made.
Wear Summer Fashions
Since it is warmer there than
here, she commented, woolen skirts
and sweaters are not used, but the
Thai fashions are like those worn
here in spring and summer.
However, she added, the That
national dress is still worn for spe-
cial occasions. As the Thai dress is
too difficult to describe, she re-
ferred to the costumes worn in
"The King and I" as an example.
Moerocatoen Moelono, Spec.,
commented that schoolgirls and
educated women in Indonesia have
adopted Western dress, which they
make, themselves.

Married and older women keep
the national dress, the batik. The
batik is a full-length garment sim-
ilar to a sarong and is worn with a
blouse.
Despite the headway Western
styles are making in the world,
they have not yet triumphed in
Pakistan.
A Pakistani woman in a Western
costume would feel very conspicu-
ous, Aziz Hussain, Grad., said.
One reason, she pointed out, is
that social custom requires legs
and heads be covered. Even if they
were to wear a dress, instead of the
traditional sari or shalwar, they
would keep the pajama-like gar-
ments and the scarfs.

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April showers bring May flow-
ers?
Not so this year! This April the,
flowers are already in bloom.
Hats, dresses, even shoes: All are
blooming in profusion this spring
with the gayest flower prints ever
to adorn the fashion scenfe.
The Renoir-inspired cloche; hat
comes massed with, many-hued
flowers. Silk and cotton blossoms
decorate the net frame, result-
ing in a' favorite cover-up for
well-groomed heads.
Scarves Add Roses
Orange and green, red and gray
roses bloom on scarves and sash-
es. Circling your favorite chemise
at hip level, they-come in soft silk
prints.
Even the slim chemise hand
bags have succumbed to the gar-
den atmosphere. In glowing vi-
brant shades of oranges and reds,
they add a festive hue to the
quiet shape.
Silk-print shoes in festive pat-
terns echo the print of the dress,
while nonprint chemises obtain

their floral touch through the use
-of a lone, long-stemmed rose at-
tacked 'to: the waist or bosom,
Perfumes Go Floral
Matching these floral prints are
the floral scents to be found on
perfume' counters this spring.
'Rose and hyacinth fragrances is-
sue coolness, while ferngandwhite
clematis odors create a leafy out-
doors- aura.
In the fashion world at least,
this April brings flowers rather
than showers.
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