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Aside from The Independent, Annalisa Barbieri writes for the Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, and the New Statesman. A former contributing editor of the Independent on Sunday and fishing correspondent of the Independent, she is also patron of Rights of Women
Sunday 23 March 1997
Cream and damson check trousers, no M26183, pounds 34.99, Next Directory. Enquiries: 0345 100 500
Black/white-check stretch trousers, pounds 30, Top Shop, Oxford Circus, London W1, and 23-31 Market Street, Arndale Centre, Manchester. Enquiries: 0171 291 2351
Pistachio satin-stripe stretch trousers with front pockets, pounds 189, Joseph, 77 Fulham Road, London SW3, and 21 St John's Wood High Street, London NW8. Enquiries: 0171 629 4774
Orange/brown multi-check stretch trousers, pounds 39, Sisley, from selected Benetton stores. Enquiries: 0161 929 9259
Brown/cream patterned cotton trousers, pounds 41, Benetton, branches nationwide
The Latest Calvin Klein fragrance - cK be - launched last week in a black opaque bottle, and this is a perfect excuse for me to lay into Calvin Klein stuff with a machete. I have no problem with Calvin Klein clothes per se, although they do seem to consist mostly of satin knee- length skirts and shoestring-strap tops. I do have an enormous problem with any Calvin Klein fragrance. Why, someone please explain, would anyone want to smell just like everyone else? To me, that appalling fragrance - cK one - was so naff it hurt. On 1 April, Calvin Klein also launches black jeans onto the world (um, like we've never seen them before, Calvino) with the adage "black is back" on the press pressie box. This has to be the most boring, unoriginal, Eighties retro nonsense. Whoever comes up with new ideas at Calvin Klein should be shot, because they haven't had any for ages.
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