Message IS clear:
the Mods are back
By Roger Trodro
London Observer Service
PARIS — For once the message
for next autumn from men’s
designers showing in Paris could SO‘I th. dlroctlon
not be clearer: the Mods are back. for tho EU'OPQ-
The Who’s Pete Townshend ‘
even did a turn on the catwalk for '
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$333133“ cons he 1nﬂue Ml The return to elegance was
The primary inﬂuence is early backed by a more established name,
Mod sharp tailoring rather than the Paul 31mm, “05¢. “C“; ¢°“.°C,"°n
later parkas. British designers set amounted to a series 0. vgnauons
the direction for the rest ofEumpe “0““! ”W t "'5' “”0“
They’ re making men’ s tailoring Single-breasted suit.
' Many of the thoroughly English
ﬁgﬁgﬁghg, modern and eminently cloths for suits and coats would not
Oswald Boateng, 23, created a have looked out of place in Savile
sensation at a packed show with a Row, although its tailors might not
collection inspired by the James reeommend the aecompanying
.Bond films. Beaten ,whoopeneda bnghtkyellllow shuts 0’ h1gh
shop in London’ 5 avile. Row last ’0‘}:“¢° P3 OVCYS-l b
'year, has a trademark cut: LP" 0“ C “ PWMIS,
high-buttoning, long, fitted jackets comed1ahs and young smgle 8W5
dressmg up again. ” Smith said.
in an array of colors, reminiscent of are
the late Tommy Nutter, who 10"“ R00“, from Dublin 3
- 1' , former British designer of the year,
ggﬁs‘f’ggsfoc“ Stars m me 605’ 70$ caught the mood best. The starting
For Savile Row, the arrival of a point was.trad1tional
tailor of such class is good news. eavalry twms, lean OVCTCOKtS and
The cost of a Boateng suit is Jackets.
$1, 240- $2, 325. WWNmm.