The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.
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Maxi-dress fashion on Plymouth's Barbican
Maxi Ways to Dress
News 1976 3 mins
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Modelling the latest fashion craze the ‘maxi dress’ on the streets of the Barbican in Plymouth. The earliest appearance of the maxi dress was in 1968, by designer Osca de La Renta. The maxi skirt had begun to outdo the popularity of the miniskirt by the late 60s. Usually lace and worn slightly shy of the ankle, todays fashion dictates a more cotton style worn down to the heel. By the 70s maxi coats and midi lengths were also in fashion.
This particular dress has a 'Sarong-Style' and is demonstrated in many different ways.
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