When we speak of collaborations between designer / celebrities and high street brands, we all know of Kate Moss for Topshop, Victor & Rolf, Madonna and Lanvin for H&M and Moises De La Renta (son of Oscar De La Renta) for Mango.
I came across a collection tagged ‘CHOSEN BY NATY for Mango’ at a MNG store awhile back and I had no clue what it was about, or who Naty was. Browsing the racks, I found that the collection was tastefully designed, and that it had surprisingly unique pieces.
Nativad Abascal y Romero-Toro, formerly The Duchess of Feria from Seville Spain, who is more commonly known as Naty Abascal is a spanish socialite whose love for fashion pushed her into modelling.
Naty’s success in modelling peaked when she became an obvious favourite to Carolina Herrera, Valentino and Oscar De La Renta. She is known, till this day as one of the most elegant women in the world.
So of course it was a no-brainer for Mango to pick Naty as a muse to create a collection that can only reflect Naty’s beauty and elegance.
This was my pick, and remains one of my favorite dresses.