Russian model Sasha Pivovarova is featured in Mango’s fall 2015 Natural State lookbook. The model’s natural beauty is undeniable, so she is the perfect star for Mango’s new line, which features clothes perfect for wearing out on a breezy autumn day.
The overall looks seem a bit frumpy at times, such as when a cozy oversized sweater is paired with same-colored corduroy pants. The sweater on its own, however, is perfect for cozy days indoors, curled up with a hot cup of tea, yet can also help protect you from those biting autumn winds. Another look that misses the mark is the brown, almond-neckline sweater tossed over a dark yellow tea length button-up shirtdress. These aren’t outfits the modern young woman of today should be wearing, but the individual pieces can be a great basis for a fabulous fall look for everyday streetwear.
Regardless of the looks that need some editing, Pivovarova looks stunning in each new outfit, making it easy to look past these flukes. The casting was perfect for this shoot, and quite honestly if it weren’t for Sasha, these looks could have made the whole collection a bust.
The shoot really captures the model’s personality, as each frame shows her in a different light, sometimes with her sultry blue eyes piercing your soul, and other times featuring her infectious smile. Sasha is portrayed as a cool, down to earth woman, which encapsulates her alluring traits, both physical and emotional. The blonde beauty is the driving force behind this lookbook, and she herself is the wow factor the collection really needs.
Everything about Mango’s Natural State fall 2015 lookbook seems to be dated, but not quite in the sense that they’re bringing back fun trends from the past decades. It seems to be their goal, but something is clearly missing from the collection as a whole. Maybe it’s the lack of a tether, which would bring in modern aspects of fashion and serve as a clear connection node between the two fashion eras. There’s a fine line between bringing back trends from past decades and simply mirroring the past, all of which comes down to the way the garments are presented.
Looking past the quirky ensembles, it is clear the brand knew what they wanted to do with their color palette, and ran with it. The colors encompass fall, and their basic silhouettes are a great start for the fall months. Mango really took a step back to the basics for their 2015 collection, and this gives women everywhere the perfect chance to revamp or restart a new wardrobe, beginning with the basics for fall. Even though the presentation of outfits feels a bit too dated, the pieces are individually great for the quirky woman, who needs a steady structure for her fall wardrobe.
Photos courtesy of Mango