(Richard Nicoll's sketch for the Minnie Mouse tribute)
If not already, Minnie Mouse is set to become a fashion icon over the next couple of months. The already well loved Disney character will be leaving Mickey at home and hitting London Fashion Week as she is brought to life by an array of British design talent. Designers from Richard Nicoll to Giles Deacon will create one off designs inspired by Minnie Mouse, which will be modeled down the runway at London Fashion Week and then sold in collaboration with eBay; other designers such as Lulu Guiness and Nicholas Kirkwood will design Minnie Mouse must have accessories that will also be hitting the campaign.
This whole Minnie Mouse tribute has been set up in order to support the charity Arts Fashion Foundation. The Bazaar Arts Fashion Foundation is a BFC funded initiative which aims to promote and nurture the relationships between fashion, film, music and art - Minnie Mouse seems to be the perfect fit in this.
"Minnie Mouse and her unique style continue to inspire fans across the world," stated Marc Low (Walt Disney Company fashion and home vp). "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."
The next few months are now set to be big for Disney, they have already announced a collaboration with Harrods for Christmas and there are also rumours in the fashion world that there are plans for Disney to collaborate with key beauty brands to create a Minnie Mouse inspired look.