Mango: Mango celebrates the role of female artists on International Women’s Day
The Mexican artist Ana Leovy has created a sustainable capsule collection, whose profits will be donated to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation
BARCELONA, 1 MARCH 2021 – Celebrated on 8 March since 1975, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognise the achievements of men, by supporting and giving visibility to their talent. As part of its commitment, Mango wanted to join in this celebration with the launch of a capsule collection in collaboration with the Mexican artist Ana Leovy. This collection is made up of two t-shirts and a tote bag for the Woman line that feature the artist’s illustrations and have been made using sustainable materials.
Ana Leovy is a young Mexican artist who principally works with gouache and acrylics. Her work centres on celebrating diversity, by creating stories through forms and colours inspired by fashion, culture, dreams and everyday life. Her art aims to represent strong and confident characters, especially women, who live in vibrant worlds that are usually a fusion of real life and her imagination. Her work is recognisable for the way it plays with the disruption of the human form to reveal her perspective on beauty, both internal and external. As Ana says: “Both in my work and in my life, this duality of strength and sensibility that women possess is something that constantly inspires me. The opportunity to celebrate it today with my work is something very special. Mango is a brand I have admired for some time and being able to collaborate with it to pay tribute to and support the fight for gender equality is an honour”.
All profits obtained from the sale of this collection will be donated to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation (VFF) in order to promote gender-equality projects in southern India. The women’s sector of the VFF is currently focused on narrowing the gender gap (particularly educational and financial), as well as fighting against violence against women in all its forms and promoting the empowerment, independence and active participation of women in society. The collaboration between Mango and the Vicente Ferrer Foundation began in 2005 and has continued without pause since then in various projects and areas in which the organisation acts.