NEW YORK — NEW YORK-- Don't worry, be happy. That's the mood of the spring collections previewed for press and buyers in New York last week. The threat of war and economic recession loom and the retail world is in upheaval, but fashion is frothing over.
Designers showed styles that are light, fresh and leggy. The rose-colored '60s are back, stretching all the way from garden club parties to acid flashbacks and "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." Dresses rule and barely a pant is to be seen. Few collections have the kind of clothes most women could wear to work. So, are the designers betting we won't be working? Whatever the motives, the fashion industry hopes that thinking pink will beat the recessionary blues.
A rundown of the newest spring looks on N.Y runways on Page E4.