A big dose of femininity, an ethnic allure and a top-notch quality – that’s how Violeta by Mango takes the field this winter 2015-2016, embracing the brand’s plus-size friendly collection with an inspiring catalogue showcased by one of the latest Pirelli calendar goddesses: Candice Huffine. Candice, who is regarded as one of the world’s leading plus-size models, perfectly portrays the famous Spanish brand’s ethnic attitude for the season, which has always enjoyed mixing basic pieces with more elaborated ones.
Launched in between the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014, Violeta by Mango has been at first criticized all over the Internet, as soon as its detractors and shoppers started accusing the Spanish clothing giant of stigmatizing all the women larger than a size 10. Violeta’s target market is, in fact, any woman, who loves cozy, fashionable and attractive styles in sizes 12 to 24. While some criticism is still going on, the Mango winter 2015-2016 lookbook fronting Candice may smooth all the ruffled feathers once for all.
Violeta’s latest clothing line pays homage to the Seventies and so does Candice Huffine, striking her amazing poses wearing blunt bangs and a nude makeup. Violeta by Mango’s winter collection goes thus boho-chic, channeling the ethnic side of this decade with a delicate palette of groovy colors (namely brown, green, burgundy and cognac), fringes and maxi cardigans. The range of colors is indeed warm, and matches even Candice’s au naturel makeup. Although cognac and brown are definitely more classic colors, red and green add a twist of modernity to the collection. The great variety of materials and designs utilized confirms Violeta’s unique sense of style and desire to celebrate every woman’s personality and character once again.
The lookbook features a lot of fashion essentials, which range from more casual and daily outfits to sophisticated ones, which are perfect both for a working day or a fancy night out. Let’s start off with Violeta’s boots. Each outfit is combined with ankle black suede block heeled boots, which look absolutely perfect both when paired with the more casual outfits and the more elegant printed dresses.
Other representatives of the Seventies are Violeta’s maxi coats, here designed in herringbone and Harris Tweed motifs, at times interrupted by (faux) furry/shearling applications or high waist belts. While tradition meets modernity with some double-breasted sailor suits, modernity meets tradition with the great amount of ponchos and capes that warm the collection up, and that feature overly dainty fringes and ethnic embroideries.
Cozy maxi cardigans and draped jackets perfectly match Violeta’s tight-fitting jeans and printed blouses, which finally bring back one of the grooviest boho-chic themes – the paisley motif. Last but not least, big ethnic scarves and fringed handbags and shoulder bags play a big role within the collection, and help achieve an all-year-around boho-chic look. If you are looking for must-have ethnic pieces that are extremely versatile and off-the-peg, the Violeta by Mango winter 2015-2016 collection may satisfy your shopping desires.
Photos courtesy of Mango