Fluid, figure-skimming dresses in dazzling primary colours; rugged utilitarian designs with slick sporting details; powerful silhouettes reprising Eighties glamour; vivid cartoon florals brimming with Californian charm… it’s a checklist of spring/summer’s most desirable trends, and one worthy of Fashion’s biggest runway stars. The surprise twist? These cutting-edge creations come courtesy of Mango’s spring/summer 2017 collection.
For proof of the brand’s serious style clout, look no further than its new campaign, Beyond the Mirror. Featuring breathtaking imagery by fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti, and starring models-of-the-moment Mica Arganaraz and Frederikke Sofie, it’s a game-changer, repositioning Mango as a serious fashion player – your new go-to for trend-leading designs at achievable price points.
Front and centre of the collection are Mango’s statement dresses. Featherlight gowns and flattering bias-cut creations dazzle in neon hues, from lush magenta to electric yellow. Elsewhere, sun-drenched Seventies florals decorate maxi numbers – the epitome of old-school Cali cool. And with the dress firmly established as this season’s key buy, each one of these designs captures the season in a single piece.
In sharp contrast sits Mango’s new utilitarian sportswear. Earthy shades of khaki, sand and stone set the rugged tone, while high-tech fabrics and rubberised finishes emphasise the outdoorsy appeal. Moving beyond the bodycon cling of recent seasons, these pieces boast long lines and breezy silhouettes. Think wide-cut trousers with paperbag waists, ankle-grazing anoraks and sleeveless cagoules clasped with elastic ties. Our favourite is a fresh take on the classic trench, updated with Velcro fastenings and a sporty drawstring neckline – it’s a modern blend of functionality and athleticism.
Fashion delights in a revival, and this season’s Eighties redux saw power shoulders, glossy metallics and statement details crowding catwalks from Gucci to Saint Laurent. Mango nods to the trend with a clutch of witty pieces that zero in on that showy decade. You’ll find billowing “Bowie” trousers cinched with tightly belted waists (choose from razor-sharp black or glistening silver lamé). The standout Simona blouse comes adorned with Eighties ripples, while thigh-skimming dresses, corset belts and tailored separates in classic Tory blue revisit power dressing at its height.
In all, it’s a winning mix that spans workwear, off-duty dressing and the high glamour of evening style. And with spring/summer’s big ideas all covered, the high-street favourite has set a new benchmark for affordable, trend-led design. This season, Mango takes you Beyond the Mirror and into fashion’s new future. Browse Mango’s spring/summer collection at Mango.com and shop the Vogue selection below.