Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mango opens in KLIA

Spanish high street label for women Mango or MNG to most Malaysians recently opened its first Airport outlet in KLIA. Located at the International departure section, the store carries a complete array of ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes for international passengers who are on transit or waiting to board their planes.

The Mango KLIA boutique is managed by Eraman, a subsidiary of Malaysia Airport Niaga Berhad which is responsible for the retailing sections in Malaysian airports, is the first Mango store in Asia to operate in an airport. The first Mango airport stores were opened at Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain and the Ciudad de Mexico Airport in Mexico City last November.

As a part of their expansion in Malaysia, Mango has recently opened two more new outlets at Dataran Pahlawan Megamall in Malacca and Queensbay Mall in Penang. Another new outlet is expected to be open soon at The Curve Damansara by this year. Good news for budding designers. Mango, in collaboration with Europe's top designing schools namely Saint Martins College (University of Arts London Central), Escola Superior de Disseny, IFM, Instituto Marangoni and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp are proud to present you the Mango Fashion Awards 07.

Among the requirements needed for participation is the designer should be 35 years old or less of age, has the experience of selling their designs commercially even in small scale and have previously designed two women's wear collection commercially.

Prizes for includes Eur300 000.00 in cash and an opportunity to manufacture and sell the winning collection under Mango flag. Now if your dream is to be Galliano or Lagerfeld then start now by visiting the award's official site.

Last but not least, we secretly bring you a sneak peak on the upcoming Spring 07 collection that is scheduled to hit Mango stores in the next few months. For the new collection, black and dark hues will be the base color palette for Mango's spring collection so expect something Gothic from this "fashion for the young, urban women".

In the meantime, Mango's Winter 07 collection is still on the racks at Mango/MNG stores worldwide.

*Photos courtesy of Mango

Mango/MNG - International Departure, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia; Queensbay Mall
Lots GF-87 & GF-88, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas, Penang; Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Melaka.

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