It was the safari jacket that Yves Saint Laurent reinvigorated in the late 1960s, gaining iconic status. Today, the safari style remains a classic. In a simple colour palette of khaki, beige and elegant whites, the pieces in this Mango lookbook, ranging from utilitarian jackets and ground-sweeping skirts to loose-fitting trousers and weightless blouses (I love the large button-flap pockets on the one in the second image, so representative for the safari look), are romantic, effortless and wearable, so fit for summer (the socks are an element I can do without though). Of course this inspires me to write about the costumes in Out of Africa (1985). Coming soon.
photos: Mango Summer 2012 campaign, discovered via Haute Design