Last week I brought you the news that Disney’s most stylish mouse would be honoured at London Fashion Week in September with a collection entitled Minnie Mouse Must Haves, in collaboration with some of Britain’s finest fashion designers. This week I’m thrilled to bring you sketches of the upcoming pieces by Giles Deacon, Lulu Guinness, Michael van der Ham, Richard Nicoll and Tatty Devine. Each highly-coveted design will eventually be auctioned off in aid of charity so if you want a piece of Minnie (who doesn’t?) it’s probably best to start saving now!
Giles Deacon’s take on Minnie retains her 1950s silhouette but uses contrasting fabrics (in a Minnie and polkadot print) to create the illusion of an underbust corset. Updates on her shoes (laces and polkadots) and her bow (some hardcore-looking spikes) complete the outfit!
I couldn’t wait to see how Lulu Guinness would interpret Minnie Mouse, considering her own designs are so fun and quirky. Leave it to Lulu to create the cutest clutch out of Minnie’s head whilst throwing in her signature ‘LG’ emblem and a lipstick zip pull, which matches Minnie’s bow perfectly!
Michael van der Ham‘s ideal customer is “Someone who’s not afraid to wear something a little more bold”, which makes him perfect for designing for Minnie. His super stylish outfit strays from Minnie’s usual colour palette but retains the polkadots and features Minnie’s head on the t-shirt with a more autumnal-coloured bow.
It goes without saying that someone had to make a ‘Minnie dress’ and Richard Nicoll was the one who stepped up to the plate, ingeniously incorporating Minnie’s most recognisable feature into the shoulders of the dress. Minnie and her beau are printed onto the front of the chicly cut garment.
Meanwhile, East End jewellery designers Tatty Devine released this sketch of some serious, Minnie-inspired bling. Now that’s what you call an eyeful!