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Pinstripes and neo-punkSaturday, July 13 2013

Mango Fall-Winter 2013 campaign

Mango Fall-Winter 2013 campaign

(Mango FW13 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.

  • Laura lexo

    J'adore !


  • Laura Dittrich (Fashion Landscape)

    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

  • Mafalda

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

  • anoddgirl

    love these looks!!

  • That’s Monique

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



    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)!


  • Camilla

    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

  • Louise
  • Underground Ladies

    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

  • LRB
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  • Lisa @ Namibia Travel

    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 :)

  • Nina Victoria

    Love the collection. It's a bit Céline for us 😉
    The EnVogueCoop

  • Zoe Gruss

    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!

  • Coline Chavaroche

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

    Coline ♡

  • Lisa Dengler

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


  • Queen
  • Epiphannie

    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


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

  • Marjolein | NeverTooPolished

    Oh my… yay for Mango!



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

    Thanks for sharing :-)

    Have a lovely day


    Piera Anastasia

  • newbornfanatic

    Wow mango is killing it with this lookbook!!

  • benbenasc
  • Comtesse Sofia

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

    Comtesse Sofia

  • Sarah S

    Thats a new great collection! I love it!


    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

  • Bambi

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


    New outfit on the blog.

  • thepinkmateproject

    I love pinstripe suit!


  • Camille

    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.

    Camille de

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    FABULOUS! <3

  • Fanny