The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on August 25, 1998 · Page 51
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Zht JS'rj&nerj Hornin ?eralb 8 nood inn?; TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1998 Jane de Tellga X i .1! -.i Si... 1 f i A - -- - r i .r- - . ; ' . .vTvi a ' ' , .-9' 1 .i 1 5 1 - i The new breed of young Italian designers is in town. '; -;: X ' 1 . ' $h f Leichhardt is Sydney's Little Italy, then where better to photograph a fresh crop of the younger Italian labels now available in Sydney. The hip and wearable Max & Co. little sister to the elegant Italian label was always Donatella's baby. And Gianni's little sister has always had an edgier, more streetwise style than the glamour of her brother. Versus is on the button with the clamdiggcr crae, even funkier in strange green lame teamed with a hip hooded anorak w ith slit shoulders. Fun American designer Anna Sui has her Jeans line made in Italy, produced and distributed by Gilmar. This is its second season in David Jones and the new range - with a touch of vintage and rock'n'roll, and a penchant for dolly-heads prints - is already selling fast. Team her cute cartoon-printed jeans w ith the hottest two-tone mules in fuchsia and purple from Italian must-have shoe label Sergio Rossi. Giorgio Armani has handed over the Emporio design reins to his niece, Silvana Armani, who now heads the design team. Last spring-summer season he brought her onto the catwalk at the end of the collection showing in Milan to acknow ledge her input in keeping the popular line young and fresh, but still with that unmistakable elegance. The muted colour palette and refined fabrication of the niched T-shirt, textured raw silk jacket and w ide linen pants have all the hallmarks of Armani good taste along with his characteristic soft tailoring. MaxMara. has a spring-summer collection that is full of great basics, smart separates and cute accessories. Max & Co's stretch-denim pants-suit or diagonally striped stretch blaer over a knit tunic are just right for a weekend lunch in Norton Street - and it sure cracks that hardest of all dress codes, smart-casual. Versus, the diffusion line of Gianni Versace, J: )i -a- i. t O ' w H ' jJ V ... ' s V , ' ' . . f- - f. : ... - .. "" ' ' ' ,:' - ' ; ; - f . s. ; r . l I LJ i 4 ! 1 t f". j 1 1 I ' t .. ' 1 V K T ' , : jacket, $545, top, $195, and linen-rayon pants, $295, from Emporio Armani, Martin Place, inquiries 9231 3655. Location, Mezzapica Continental Cakes, Norton Street, 9569 8378. CENTRE LEFT Max ft Co striped jacket, $475, knit top, $95, and stretch pants, $190, from Max & Co. Chatswood Chase and Double Bay. Location, Barzu, Norton Street, 9550 0144. ABOVE: Versos cotton-nylon and elastane jacket, $695, and green lame clamdiggers, $395, from Gianni Versace,. City, inquiries 9267 3232. 1 Location, Scuzi, Norton Street, 9564 5735. Photographs by GEORGE FETTING. Hair and make-up by ROBERT DE ROOZE. Styled by JANE DE TELIGA. ' TOP: Anna Sul Jeans jeans, $289, and T-shirt, $109, from David Jones, City, inquiries 9266 5544. Sergio Rossi wedge mules, $497, from Cosmopolitan Shoes, Double Bay, Evelyn Miles, Double Bay, MLC, Grace Bros, City, Raymond Castles, Mosman, inquiries 9371 9458. Location and Vespa, MA Motor Garage, Jarrett Street, Leichhardt, 9560 7260. FAR LEFT: Max & Co stretch-denim jacket, $395, stretch-denim pants, $195 (white knit tank, $145), and patent-leather backpack, $220, from Max & Co, Chatswood Chase, 9410 0211, and Double Bay, 9327 6855. Alfa Romeo Spider, inquiries 9558 7111. Location, La Cremeria, Norton Street, Leichhardt, 9564 1127. LEFT: Emporio Armani silk 7.

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