I Just Tried Mango’s New Denim Collection—Here’s My Thoughts
The collection, which consists of around twelve key denim styles and some complimentary basics is refreshing to say the least. This isn’t your classic (but rather boring) edit of straight, skinny, wide-leg etc. jeans. Real thought has gone into the design to capture the moment we’re in now. The moment I’m referring to clearly loves a more experimental denim look (and a not-so-subtle nod to the 2000s). Everywhere we look—on celebrities, Instagram, TikTok and even the streets of London—the most stylish among us are experimenting with things like double denim, low-rise cuts, cargo details, puddle hems, shirting, bombers, maxi skirts… the list goes on. Denim is no longer just jeans—for 2023 it sits as it’s own wardrobe category, and Mango have tapped into that here, as well as into our desire to invest in denim that’s a lot kinder to the planet.
The collection uses recycled and recyclable denim, mostly with a single type of fibre and minimal trimming and low elastane to make it much easier to recycle, as well. Of course, we’re still talking about large quantity high street production here so it’s by no means perfect, or the most sustainable denim option you can find on the market. But those that are can often be expensive, so while we’re sure there’s always room for improvement, we’re pleased to see more affordable options with circularity in mind.
My favourite pieces, and the ones I’d recommend adding to your wardrobe? Keep scrolling to find out…