Minnie Mouse on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week in India.
Minnie Mouse is no stranger to fashion: she has previously inspired a nail polish collection (despite always wearing gloves), walked the runway at Lakme Fashion Week in India, and now she’s taking over the minds of some of our fave British designers for London Fashion Week. Lulu Guiness, Terry de Havilland, Tatty Devine, Richard Nicoll, Michael van der Ham, Piers Atkinson, Bunney, Husam el Odeh in collaboration with Luke Hersheson, and Katie Hillier are all taking inspiration from the red ribboned rodent for a presentation called “Minnie Mouse Must Haves.” The collection, which will include accessories and apparel, will borrow from Minnie’s instantly recognizable bow, ears and polka-dot dress. Why are these designers taking cues from a cartoon, you ask? Well, it’s for charity of course! each of the pieces, which will be one of a kind, will be auctioned off on eBay following the presentation, with all proceeds going to the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation, which strives to foster relationships across creative fields and promote innovation within fashion.
Meadham Kirchoff is also getting into the fun, although their contribution to the program is veiled in secrecy. The duo, known for their eccentric and wild, while also classic, designs, will be showing a Minnie Mouse-inspired something, maybe, at their Spring 2013 show at London Fashion Week. That’s all we know, though, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, we’re going to go look for a big red ribbon, and get our polka dots cleaned, excuse us.
What do you think of Minnie Mouse as a fashion inspiration?