We all know and love the Disney star, with her iconic polka dotted dress, matching headband, and oversize eyelashes. Now Minnie Mouse is set to become a fashion muse as she gets her very own show at the prestigious London Fashion Week this September.
Minnie Mouse won’t be walking the runway herself, per se, but she is lending her name to a show at Britain’s biggest fashion event, and it’s all for charity. A plethora of international designers will be crafting one off creations called ‘Minnie Mouse Must Haves’ for the show, including Giles Deacon, Michael van der Ham, Katie Hillier, Lulu Guinness, Richard Nicoll, Tatty Devine, and Terry de Havilland.
The garments and accessories will be unveiled on the runway, then auctioned online on eBay to support the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation. Disney is also hoping that bloggers and beauty brands will jump on board to spread the cartoon mouse’s signature style.
Minnie Mouse was first introduced as the girlfriend of iconic cartoon character Mickey Mouse over eighty years ago and is instantly recognizable by her trademark style. The fashions set to premiere as part of the collection at London Fashion Week are all inspired by her iconic polka-dot ensemble.
Marc Low, vice president of Fashion and Home for The Walt Disney Company EMEA, had this to say about the collaboration: “Minnie mouse and her unique style continue to inspire fans across the world”.
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with such visionaries to create these one off designs”. Surpassing trends, Minnie Mouse’s iconic silhouette, signature bows and polka dots always remain in style which is why she is as relevant today as the day she first appeared on the fashion scene.
“London Fashion Week is the perfect stage for Disney, one of the world’s largest apparel brands, to put a spotlight on Minnie Mouse.”
This isn’t the first time Minnie Mouse has been a part of the fashion scene; earlier this year nail polish giant OPI announced a limited edition collection of four vintage colors inspired by the character. It included a red polish, two pinks, and a glitter polish.