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Fashion triumph far
1/If /OST important fashion news j y / for autumn is the win scored
' by Australian woollens and Australian designers.
Facing the challenge oí import restric *ions, manufacturers and designers have revolutionised woollen fabrics. Every last .race of stodginess has gone, and woollens of the softest, most luxurious textures are presented in the loveliest shades.
A rare wealth of designs, too . . . supple rented by exclusive hand-blocked, hand- woven lengths which rival the famous weaves of British vintage.
"here is cause for national satisfaction in his . . exchange saved . . . employment ncreased . . . and a long step along the road it developing Australia's natural
;snion resources and the talents of her cnlliant young fashion designers.
Among the latter is Mavis Ripper, of Mel ooume, who designed the suit photographed
in "his page.
More of Mavis Ripper's frocks are on raes 28 and 29 and a little about Miss he per herself on page 32.
. A Mavis Ripper suit in Australian wool, featuring popular new, long jacket. A natural color photograph by Robert Cleland, Australian Women's Weekly