Label Love: Manning Cartell A/W 2013

Manning Cartell’s Autumn Winter collection for this year pays homage to Pallas Athene, the goddess of wisdom and courage. She was the wise and discerning companion of some of the greatest hero’s of the epics and championed heroic endeavour, strength, intelligence, bravery and a good heart. I may have uttered a little squeal of excitement when I opened this lookbook, because Ancient Greek mythology is one of my favourite things!

For this collection, Manning Cartell uses both the wisdom of past, and the boundless potential of modern resources. The past manifests in traditional fabrics that have re-emerged in recent seasons, brocades, tapestries, and applique and these are juxtaposed against the graphic prints, coated fabrics, and embellished leathers that only modern technology can provide.

The collection, with such a clear reference to the Greek goddess, then clearly celebrates the female form and the glamour and elegance that comes with it. Pallas Athene was a powerful, attractive goddess and thus the silhouettes for the season are sensual, hourglass, sculptural, with deep necklines and high splits. Ancient Greece references were obvious in a grecian wall print style on a beautiful sheer bomber jacket.

The jackets to me are the highlight of the collection, in bold colours and luxe fabrics that make you feel both ultra stylish and super comfortable at the same time.

The collection is shot beautifully, and to my pleasure features a multi-cultural line up of models, a further sign of Manning Cartell’s forward thinking vision.

Shop Manning Cartell here!



  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Monday 18th February, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Like the blue too. Also the first jumper is very stylish and I like the top with the four-pattern on it.

  • Reply amanda6393 Monday 18th February, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Doesn’t do much for me I’m afraid.

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 17th February, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Wow lots of geometricity!

  • Reply dj23249 Sunday 17th February, 2013 at 6:29 am

    I don’t like these peieces at all

  • Reply yslyenom Saturday 16th February, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I like the blue heels.

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Saturday 16th February, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Hot pieces!

  • Reply AmberB Saturday 16th February, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Love the white coat

  • Reply foxoduck Saturday 16th February, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Love the mod look

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 16th February, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Some nice pieces, some not appealing.

  • Reply jenniqua Saturday 16th February, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I am loving the blues in these shots.

  • Reply stels Saturday 16th February, 2013 at 10:03 am


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