Chic News: Mango gets serious about India

Chic News: Mango gets serious about India

Were you surprised to see the Mango Spring/ Summer 2012 ad featuring Kate Moss on TV? It’s probably the first time I saw an international fashion brand advertise on Indian television. In the advert (called the “Spy Game” commercial), Kate Moss slips into a variety of looks, from casual to party.

Do any of you remember seeing ads by competing international brands earlier? Probably not.

Also, if you’ve noticed the Mango website recently, they’ve opened shopping for Indian users though shipping costs are high for orders below Rs 5000. And oh, the folks at Mango have recently roped in the agency OMD India for media buying and planning across traditional and online media.

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All this is good news, of course! Because it means the Spanish brand Mango is getting very serious about expanding in India and making it big in the country.

So we get better collections, more variety and hopefully a better shopping experience (online and offline). And the best part—the competition will up the ante as well. I’m waiting for Zara (another Spanish brand) to come up with an answer!

Chic OMG Ad: Wendell Rodricks designs ‘hole new fashion’ for Nestle’s Polo

Here’s a fashion collaboration update I never thought I’d hear: ace designer designs mint flavours! Yup, Goa-based designer Wendell Rodricks has designed a signature series for Nestle’s Polo (the famous mint with the hole).

Bizarre as it sounds, it seems the collaboration is for real. And while this may be highly unusual, the new Polo Wendell Rodricks flavours might just give those bored with mints a new sweet to munch on.

In the just-released TV ad, Wendell Rodricks is seen sketching dresses as models play around with fabrics with holes in them. The models then sashay down a ramp in a playful mood, and you see all the dresses have a Polo-inspired hole in them, such as on the shoulder straps and near the stomach.

Turns out Wendell Rodricks has created a signature series of Polo mints, creating some playful (and yum-sounding) flavours—Lime Mojito, Cocoa Mocha, Peach Schnapps and Watermelon Sorbet. We’re not sure to what extent Wendell Rodricks had a say in the taste of the new Polo range, but we want to try it.

Here’s the Polo ad, starring Wendell Rodricks himself:

What do you think of the ad? Have you tried Wendell Rodricks’ Polo signature flavours yet?