Saturday, 13 July 2013

Pinstripes and neo-punk


Mango Fall-Winter 2013 campaign
Mango Fall-Winter 2013 campaign

Seriously impressed with some of the looks modelled by Bette Franke for Mango's Fall-Winter 2013 lookbook. The collection seems to draw from two of the industry's leading heavyweights: on the one hand, we have Savile Row pinstripes with boxy shoulders a la Stella Mccartney, in a borrowed from the boys aesthetic (loving the splash of pinstripe on a knit in particular); on the other, an ode to Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent's neo-punk girl, with an array of fishnet tights, denim skirts lined with crucifixes, buckled leather minis and lumberjack shirts that bear a certain resemblance to what the controversial designer showed on the runway in Paris.

I'm really liking both stories, which incidentally made realise that I'm ready to embrace grunge - looks like Hedi will be having the last laugh after all. Why am I not surprised?

I will say this, though. For a couple of seasons now, Mango has definitely upped the ante when it comes to the styling and imagery surrounding their collections, but when I do go and seek out the products in store, I am always disappointed with both the cuts and quality of the fabrics. I always find that the clothes look distinctively more "high-street" (read low-end) than those of, say, a brand like Zara. Here's to hoping this year they have worked on that, too, as I have my heart set on that coat. 

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31 comments:

  1. J'adore !

    Bisous
    Www.lauralexo.com

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  2. Totally agree with you regarding Mango's garment quality despite their beautiful imagery.

    That pinstripe coat a la Stella McCartney will be a huge hit, though. Their coats do have good quality, definitely will get that one if Topshop doesn't have something better to offer. x


    Fashion Landscape

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  3. Oh wow, this new collection is really great! Big change indeed!

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  4. love these looks!!
    xx

    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  5. Oh god...the buckled leather mini is amazing!! :)
    I really love this grunge look for fall.

    Monica

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  6. you’re right with Mango. But if the cuts are well-done (hopefully!), I’d choose look nr.1,2,3 (not ready yet for buckled leather skirts, I guess)!

    Love, VIENNA WEDEKIND

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  7. Woah there Mango, dark horse! If that pinstripe long coat turns out to be a good fit, I might just have to add it to my coat collection.

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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  8. Cette nouvelle collection est ravissante, mais je suis toute à fait d'accord avec toi, le rendu en boutique est toujours décevant ... On croise les doigts pour que cette fois, en espérant un résultat digne de ses superbes images ! xx

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  9. Loving pinstripes.

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  10. "Pinstripes and neo-punk " - beautiful pictures, point words, useful information, great fashion post! Sincerely, yours vintage prom dresses UK

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  11. The fact that black is really professional and decent looking you with a dress as such just bring more beauty and glamor on you love the collections as most do :)

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  12. Love the collection. It's a bit Céline for us ;)
    The EnVogueCoop

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  13. These are fantastic! I love the pinstripe knit wear and would definitely invest in a few pi9eces from this collection. Mango is really shining at the moment and they have consistently been producing amazing collections. I cannot wait to see what they have planned for the coming seasons!

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  14. La collection est pas mal en visuel mais à voir en vrai :s

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    Coline ♡

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  15. wow was not expecting that to be mango. i'm like, superbly impressed.

    xx
    lisa

    http://just-another.me

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  16. wow!! Love clear lines! :)

    Kisses pretty!

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  17. Am interested in finding out how the clothes look like in reality.

    I cant stand how messy the Mango stores I've gone to are

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  18. so chic and classy! great blog, really like your style & aesthetic and am now following xx

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  19. I love everything of this collection!
    Finally Mango had create something special!

    Thanks for sharing :-)

    Have a lovely day

    xoxo

    Piera Anastasia

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  20. Wow mango is killing it with this lookbook!!

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  21. Ahmm, hello Celine for us poor suckers: http://www.zara.com/uk/en/new-collection/woman/skirts/leather-layer-skirt-c269188p1295838.html!!!!

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  22. I love look #3 and the shirt from #4 I hope they're not disappointing in real life :)

    Comtesse Sofia

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  23. Thats a new great collection! I love it!

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  24. YES You're right the new collection is amazing ...but the clothes in the stores don't look soo good. I will check this aww coat `1

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  25. The collection was fantastic i love this rock and roll spirit!!!

    xoxo.

    New outfit on the blog.

    http://iwanttobeavoguette.blogspot.com.es/2013/07/sunlight.html

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  26. I love pinstripe suit!

    Vanessa
    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  27. J'adhère totalement avec ce style punk/chic. L'inspiration Slimane est claire mais on ne peut qu'adhérer après ça reste un niveau en dessous.



    Bises,
    Camille de www.culturevogue.com

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  28. Ho hey ! http://www.zara.com/fr/en/new-collection/woman/skirts/pinstripe-skort-c269188p1436212.html

    Fanny

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