As regular readers will know, back at the end of May I flew from New York to Madrid to attend MANGO‘s AW10 fashion show. I wrote about the after-party here, and gave the build up here, but illness got in the way before we got to the show report
AW clothes are starting to land in stores, so this is as good a time as any to show you the collection: A distillation of some of the strongest trends for fall, many of which looked back to the final decades of the 20th century. The new skirt length that Marc Jacobs is pushing, the midi, hovering around below the knee, was much in evidence, bringing to mind the Princess of Wales circa 1982 & the heyday of the Sloane Ranger’s Handbook. And the more I see it, the more I want to wear it. Probably because it’s just about the only look that hasn’t been plundered from the Eighties in recent years.
The pants on offer had been injected with a bucketload of Seventies sass (with a wave to the upcoming Chloe collection). It was as if Revlon’s Charlie girl had been hanging out with Ali McGraw circa Love Story as girls with shiny swinging hair, high-necked blouses, long strap shoulder bags & high waisted jeans strode confidently down the mirrored runway.
Eveningwear was covered up, dropped to the floor, and often long sleeved, or styled with cardigans, and all the more sexier for it.
Mango really have raised their game in recent years. This was a confident roadmap for the upcoming season, and far more directional than we have any right to expect from the High Street.
Final runway walk here:
Photos courtesy of MANGO