Spanish fashion firm Mango is to collaborate with American designer Adam Lippes, a former creative director of Óscar de la Renta, to produce two collections for women and men.

The collections, for spring/summer 09 and autumn/winter 09/10, will go on sale in Mango stores around the world, and will include jeans, outer garments, T-shirts, trousers, dresses and accessories.

With these collections, which will be sold under the name 'Adam for Mango,' the designer aims to gain an international reputation alongside Mango, which already has 1,099 stores in 89 countries.
 
During 2007, Mango opened 152 stores throughout the world, ten in Spain and 142 abroad.

It also consolidated its position in various countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia (China in particular) and the United States, and entered new markets, such as Kosovo.
 
In 2008, it will open stores in Algeria, Belarus and Georgia for the first time. The firm is planning to open more than 180 stores in cities such as Casablanca, Manchester, San Francisco, Vienna and Zurich.