Spanish brand MANGO presented the main trends of the Fall-Winter 2014-2015 season at the Artplay design center in Moscow yesterday evening.
The Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha was invited as a special guest, who opened and closed the fashion show. Coco, one of the most sought-after models today, has appeared on the covers of fashion magazines many times and has collaborated with such famous photographers as Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier and Ellen von Unwerth. Here is what Coco Rocha said about her participation in the show of the Spanish brand: “One of the advantages of my job is the opportunity to visit many unique and beautiful places around the world. I am very grateful to MANGO for the invitation to Russia to this show, and I was glad to spend a few days in Moscow and enjoy the magnificent sights of this city with my husband."
The guests of the show were the Adviser for Trade and Economic Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in Russia Luis Cacho, TV presenter Aurora, singer Varvara, designer Katya Dobryakova, singer Pelageya, designer Bella Potemkina, TV presenter Daria Subbotina, actress Anna Gorshkova, TV presenter Maria Zheleznyakova, singer Yulianna Karaulova, actress Elena Borshcheva, designer Masha Tsigal, athlete Angelica Timanina, presenter Milana Koroleva, actress Ekaterina Vilkova, TV presenter Artem Korolev, actress Natalia Rudova, DJ Natalia Turovnikova, actress Alisa Grebenshchekova, singer Loya, Miss Russia 2013 Elmira Abdrazakova and Miss Russia 2014 Yulia Alipova, singer Irina Ortman, singer Olesya Yaroslavskaya, as well as fashion stylists and representatives of the Moscow and foreign press.
The Violetby MANGO collection was represented by 10 looks in which gray predominated in combination with an autumn palette of shades: camel, dark green and garnet. The collection traces the style of the 60s and combines a variety of textured and two-layer fabrics. The collection is based on pipe trousers, cozy coats, capes and coats in masculine style, complemented by feminine blouses. Evening wear is dominated by black color, ornaments made of cut stones and leather trimmings.
The public was shown 42 female and 15 male looks reflecting the latest trends of the upcoming season. The MANGO brand presented a collection in the design of which the influence of the military style is clearly traced. The collection includes ensembles of oversized sweaters and high-waisted trousers in neutral tones, as well as classic-cut dresses in contrasting colors. Leather jackets, metal hardware and fur-lined boots create relaxed looks that convey the freedom of underground style. The men's winter collection is painted in dark colors - gray, black and khaki. Outerwear - bombers, parkas, down jackets and herringbone jackets - represent the base of any wardrobe.
We would like to express special gratitude for the cooperation of our sponsors: M · A · C (make-up), Smart Cut (hairstyles), and the mood of the evening was created by the sparkling Italian wine Cinzano Prosecco. v The Russian market is the fifth most important for the consolidated group MANGO / MNG Holding, with sales in 2013 of 118 million euros. MANGO has 116 stores in Russia, and by the end of 2014 it is planned to open 20 more new stores. Recently, two mega-stores have opened: in the MEGA Khimki shopping center and in the Voroshilovsky shopping center in Volgograd. During 2014, it is planned to open a mega-store and a separate HE by MANGO store in MEGA Tyoply Stan, as well as a MANGO Kids store in Detsky Mir, Moscow.
Aniko Kostiel, Development Director for Russia and the CIS, said: “Several years ago, as one of MANGO's development strategies, we relied on a variety of clothing lines, which were gradually introduced to the main MANGO markets, including Russia. 10 months ago, we began to develop the concept of mega-stores with an area of at least 1000 m2, where two or more lines are represented. The project met our expectations, so we continue to work in this direction, which will allow us to more widely present the HE by MANGO and Violetby MANGO brands, which are in great demand in Russia. We will continue to develop these lines in the Russian and CIS markets, both in our own stores and in franchises."