The title is a little bit rude-sounding when considering the subject but I am referring to the soft and delicate aesthetic of Sandrina Fasoli, the first Mango prize winner that I wrote about (300,000 euros… a sum not to be sniffed at especially now that the pound is so bloody dire….) and their collection for Mango (part of the dealio of the prize…) which is due to hit stores worldwide in January 2009.

It consists of eleven predominantly black pieces with rose and lavender thrown in. It’s all silky and gauzey stuff that like other things remind m I need to start housing clothes in nude-coloured boxes nestled in between scented tissue paper.  Sandrina (who I had the opportunity to meet whilst I was out in San Francisco) and Michael Marson (her design partner) both know when to pipe it down and keep the tone steady without taking anything away from their aesthetic.  These pieces for Mango are pretty much perfectly in sync with their mainline collection and going for a smart choice of fabrics as opposed to wild and crazy designs will pay off when non-Mango customers like myself start flocking in January looking for pieces to do crazy combos with that won’t break down in the wash (I’ll ‘fess that a Mango top has literally fallen apart in the wash before…).

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Comments (24)

  1. Fruchtzwerg says:

    The pics are promising, I’m looking forward to see the collection in the stores and hopefully the quality is above Mango’s average and poor quality.

  2. I can’t see the pictures in this post…is it only me?

  3. winnie says:

    Yeah, I’ll definitely be having a nose in Mango when this comes out. Mango never usually excites me but maybe this will change my mind.

  4. I’m really into that pleated skirt for some reason…

  5. Alecca Rox says:

    (cannot see pics either:s)

  6. love the shoes and the choice of fabric

  7. SOS! says:

    I’m not a big fan of Mango myself, but sometimes you’d find something if you poke enough. The pieces look very delicate and has a serene feel to them. The blue blouse at the end is lovely..
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I love it how you Britishers complain so much about the pound-to-euro situation when, for us Aussies, it’s a way of life. I’m in Europe for three months, and I have to contend with the fact that my hard-earned Aussie dollars are worth HALF in the UK and EU what they are in Australia.
    So stop yer whinging, Pom!
    ;)
    xox

  9. ian says:

    The combination of the asymmetrical collar and translucence on the blue blouse is stunning.

  10. juliet says:

    I love the mixture of materials.
    juliet xxx

  11. enc says:

    I love those shapes. Is that an asymmetrical Peter Pan collar on the last one?

  12. I love that pleated skirt too. I also love the nude dress.

  13. rachel says:

    this is interesting. i used to work for mango [on the sales floor, nothing prestigious]. but i must admit, i never stood behind the quality of the merchandise. the catalog is misleading.
    nevertheless, i hope this merchandise, as it LOOKS lovely, is just that. lovely.

  14. DJM says:

    I can’t see the pics either.
    Typepad seems to having issues because I’m doing draft posts and the images aren’t showing up for me.

  15. Lita says:

    I’ve never bought anything from there, but everything my sister ever bought from there fell apart!

  16. AusAnna says:

    mng over here is considered prestigous because of the exchange but im not fussed on it at all. def not in aus designer league as they try to sell it

  17. I’m really digging those shoes!!

  18. kim says:

    Huh, I never had problems with anything I bought from Mango? Especially their coats, I wore one for over 5 years and it’s still fine, except for parts of the lining.

  19. songy says:

    bring back the images.. they are all gone..

  20. The pictures are soo good. The color combination is very good. It looks classic. Thanks for the post and pictures.

  21. Sunset says:

    These are perfection. The first one… <3!

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