Fashion Show: MANGO launches its F/W collection with a spectacular catwalk

Thursday, June 3, 2010

MANGO launches its F/W collection with a spectacular catwalk

MANGO launched its Fall/Winter 2010 men’s and women's collections at Madrid’s Círculo de Bellas Artes. The MANGO chairman, Isak Andic, welcomed the numerous celebrities who attended the catwalk, one of the most eagerly-awaited events of the season, to discover the Spanish firm’s latest proposals.

This important fashion event was also attended by numerous celebrities from the world of society, film, music and television.

Among others, on view were Poppy Delevigne, Elettra Wiedemann, Naty Abascal, Covadonga O’Shea, Genoveva Casanova, Rafa Medina and Laura Vecino, Luís Medina, Cari Lapique and Carla Goyanes, Boris Izaguirre, Jaime de Marichalar, Álvaro de Marichalar y Ekaterina, Olivia de Borbón, Carla Royo Villanova, Konstantin of Bulgaria, Alejandra de Rojas, Patricia Olmedilla and Gonzalo de la Cierva, the Duchess and Duke of Terranova, José Miguel Fernández Sastrón, Amelia Bono, María García de la Rasilla, Arancha de Benito, Natalia Álvarez, Paloma Lago, Alaska and Mario Vaquerizo, Bebe, Ton Pernas and Maite de la Iglesia, Almudena Cid, Gema Ruiz, Mónica Martín Luque, Toni Acosta, Nerea Garmendia and Jesús Olmedo, Marta Nieto, Kira Miró, Carla Nieto, Marc Clotet, Amanda Hearst, Alba Carrillo, Helen Lindes, Lorena van Heerde and Matilde Borromeo.

During the event, the names were announced of the ten finalists of the third edition of the international event, the El Botón-MANGO Fashion Awards, who are competing for 300,000€ in prize money, the largest prize awarded to date in an event of this kind. From the 50 projects selected from over 200 received in the first round, the Jury has selected the 10 finalists with the most talent and international projection, who will now compete to be proclaimed the winners of this edition. The finalists are: Motonari Ono from Japan, the Spanish duo Zazo y Brull (made up of Javier Zazo and Clara Brull), the British duo of Matthew Cunnington and John Sanderson, the Belgians Harvey Bouterse and Helena Lumelski, Rocco Iannone from Italy, the Italian duo Leitmotiv (made up of Fabio Sasso and Juan D. Caro), the British Jean Pierre Braganza, Michael Sontag from Germany and the Austrian designer Isabelle Steger.

After the catwalk, MANGO held a party on the spectacular terrace of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, which featured an exclusive performance by Coco Sumner. The guests enjoyed a special cocktail for the occasion, served by Caritina Goyanes’ famous catering service Six-Sens.

Elettra Wiedemann
Elettra Wiedemann was born and grew up in New York. The daughter of the actress and model Isabella Rossellini and John Wiedemann, she studied in Boston. Her first appearance was in the German edition of Vogue. Since then, she has appeared on numerous covers of Vogue, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Ten, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Grazia, the Italian edition of Vanity Fair and GQ, among others. She has also worked with top photographers and has appeared on the catwalks of New York, Milan and Paris for designers such as Catherine Malandrina, Cartier, Diane von Furstenberg, Custo Barcelona, Salvatore Ferragamo, Alberta Ferretti and Morillo, among others.

“I really like MANGO and its collection, because it is very colourful and versatile. It gives off a lot of energy and at the same time it is a sexy and sensual collection with an air of sophistication".

“Thanks to my work, I am able to work with top brands like MANGO. I’m really happy”.

“Although my mother was a model, from a young age my parents have kept me at a distance. I took the decision to enter the world of fashion on my own".

Poppy Delevigne
Born in the United Kingdom, Poppy is the daughter of the model Pandora Delevigne. After being discovered by Sarah Doukas, she has become one of the most sought-after faces in the fashion world. She has featured in prestigious advertising campaigns, such as those for Anya Hindmarch, Laura Ashley, Astley Clarke and Bambord&Sons, and has appeared on the covers of British Tatler, L’Officiel, the New York magazine WWD and various issues of Harper’s Bazaar, the American edition of Vogue and the UK edition of Elle, among others.

“For me it is an honour to be able to work with brand like MANGO, given its major presence worldwide”.

“The MANGO woman represents an independent and strong woman who I identify with”.

“My favourite garment from the collection is the pleated dress I chose for the catwalk, I love it!”

Coco Sumner
Coco Sumner is the daughter of Sting and the leader of the group I Blame Coco. At 15, she began her career as a model and now focuses exclusively on the music business.

“This is the second time I have visited Spain and I am delighted to be here with MANGO. It is a very well-known brand in London and personally I discovered it a long time ago”.

“I have just finished our album “The Constant” and right now we are promoting it”.

In this new collection, MANGO takes a fresh look at the timeless classics of British country style: trench coats, double-breasted jackets and tailored coats, without forgetting, in knitwear, the basics and thicker garments with a handmade look.

Very rich textures such as tweed, corduroy and leather, together with sheer silks and gold details, create a contrast between the masculine and the feminine, giving new meaning to the classics. The search for timeless classics is also reflected in the range of colours. The perfect combination between the traditional and elegant camel, grey and navy blue make up the colour palette this season, accentuated with country-inspired tones, such as warm browns and wintery reds.

The male wardrobe is back and bolder than ever and introduces two clearly-differentiated lines: City Workers and Retro Mountain. The first is a clean line which reinterprets the utilitarian uniform in an urban environment, based on a palette of greys and blues. The second H.E. range, Retro Mountain, is inspired by mountain sports classics, producing a casual and relaxed look.


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