Fashion credentials do not always translate easily between genders.
Particularly when a dominant female perception has been built for many years, the move to menswear can be difficult and delicate to position. Ironically the stronger the female brand, the more successful the style, the fashion and the focus, then the more difficult for menswear to find its voice. It often becomes the “black-widow spider” groomed for success, but ultimately devoured by its stronger bride.
Mango menswear has finally found its voice, thrown off the shroud of ladieswear and found a comfortable, commercial place of its own. The new store in Valencia is standalone, and standing tall and has discovered something it has never had before – authority.
The clothes have style and sharpness but are built around solid categories, delivered with boldness as walls of shirts, tables of denim, mannequin rows of trousers where coordination is restricted to combining categories in an obvious and appealing way.
From top to bottom, short to shoes, Mango Men has come of age!
Do you have the problem of balancing the proposition of mens and womens fashion? Which came first, the chicken or the egg – and do you have the recipe for the perfect omelette or does the classic mixed salad prevail?