By Renee Lucas, November 21st, 2010
Last Tuesday, I had the absolute pleasure of going to Madrid for the MANGO Spring/Summer 2011 runway presentation. The Spanish really have a true sense of pride surrounding their brand that makes trendy looks and classic pieces that are affordable for all.
MANGO really seems to be taking a more mature angle this season featuring ethereal skirts, and tailored looks that can translate from business wear to the evening. But most of all, MANGO doesn’t go too far out of the way, as the main goal seems to just make a woman look beautiful with soft lines and an exciting color palette. For the men, a sporty and careless elegance complete the collection that will certainly take the brand to another level in the upcoming year.
Surrounding the runway performance were the special appearances with the company’s “IT” girls for the season. Elettra Wiedemann, daughter of the elegant Isabella Rossellini, brings a light and airy elegance to the brand. The face of Lancôme is a fan of Mango because of the ease that the pieces travel and the way they translate to her daily life.
Olivia Palermo was very excited about the show as she walked hand in hand with her boyfriend Johannes Huebl who appeared with her in the Mango shoot. Dressed in her own way which is very much like that of Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl, the often stiff gal about town seemed to be relaxed when viewing the show and enjoying her time in Spain before continuing her travels.
Josephine de la Baume is by far the most animated of the girls. She talked opening about her “schizophrenic style” of dressing and how her daytime Tom Boy style and evening glam style are all complimented by Mango’s continuously large selection of looks.
The last of the It Girls was Micky Green, the Australian pop singer who had quite the following in France. She performed following the event and got the party started, and parties into the night, and next morning before returning to the Hotel Urban where nearly everyone in the Spanish fashion scene seemed to be staying.