Mango is based in one of Spain's most fashionable cities, Barcelona, and is one of the biggest names on the global high street. Its creative approach to fashion includes bold prints and offbeat cuts, overlaid with a dash of clean and simple European sophistication. These laid-back pieces were designed with both siesta and fiesta vibes in mind.
Mango was launched in 1984 by two brothers who moved to Barcelona from Istanbul as children in the 60s. The pair originally focused on clogs, hand-embroidered T-shirts and their own brand of jeans, but soon started to branch out into other apparel. They chose the name 'mango' because it's pronounced the same way in every country, emphasising this brand's international outlook. The label's aesthetic is modern, effortless and youthful; clean lines enlivened with bold patterns and vivid colours dominate the range. Its printed pieces look ace teamed with denim: try layering a colourful Mango shirt underneath a pair of dungarees made from the blue stuff. Wear with some chunky-soled trainers for a playful look that's perfect for browsing the stalls at the Sunday market.
Favouring vibrant colours, eye-catching prints and embroidered appliqués, Mango clothing is all about the details. These bold design twists really liven up the brand's aesthetic, which follows catwalk inspiration as well as Barcelona street style. Tailoring is clean, with simple lines adding sophisticated overtones. The label's (gorgeous) dresses often feature floaty fabrics, which look ace teamed with block heels and subtle clutch bags in matching leather. The men's Mango edit contains flattering, slim-fitting shirts in casual fabrics, ideal layered over a slogan T-shirt and worn with a pair of vintage-inspired high-top trainers.