Mickey Mouse, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim as well as Minnie Mouse. Picture: Frazer Harrison/ Disney fashion collaborations are a superabundant: In the past number of years alone, weve seen Coach do both Mickey
and also Minnie Mouse pieces, Kenzo x “The Jungle Book,” Donald Duck at Gucci, Disney princesses at Dolce Gabbana, many” Star Wars “garments decreases and also Uniqlo has actually been turning out its Disney T-shirts wherefore feels like an endless time. Simply when we were starting to really feel like these Disney-themed lines could be getting a little worn out, Opening Ceremony handled to tip in and also leading them all. “To do a show at Disneyland has actually been something that we joked around, discussed, fantasized regarding; we stated if we could ever do a program at Disneyland, that would be the best supreme,” claimed OC Co-founder Humberto Leon. On Wednesday evening, he as well as Carol Lim did it, inviting editors, stylists, stars and all of those trendy, well-dressed individuals you see at fashion events yet aren’t
actually certain why theyre there to Anaheim for a night of complimentary flights, style and an after-hours Toon Town takeover. They called it: The Happiest Show in the world.
Disneyland wasnt only the location for the fashion show, which strolled much less than a day after Paris Fashion Week came to a close. When the see-now, buy-now Opening Ceremony collection (that consisted of some essential footwear carried out in cooperation with Birkenstock and Buffalo) was presented on the outside runway, Mickey– whos commemorating his 90th birthday this year– took spotlight.
First, a marching band did the “Mickey Mouse March,”complied with by an army of dancers(including both Mickey and also Minnie)carrying out a snazzy hip-hop routine to the music. Then, the “shock”(though we werent also stunned )Mickey Mouse collection made its launching, and it was quite excellent. There were classic Disney merch-inspired T-shirts and also tracksuits, cool patchwork coats, letterman jackets, and also dress made from both taffeta as well as jersey. And also, there was a Mickey charm appearance, also, consisting of mouse-ear buns and nails. An after-party for those in no rush to begin the hour-plus-long drive back to Los Angeles adhered to.
Leon and also Lim assert that they are the truest of Mickey Mouse fans– Leon even made his own Mickey Mouse bowtie as well as cummerbund for his prom– as well as were stressed with the suggestion of producing a true Mickey runway collection. It was a lengthy process that entailed combing with the Disney item archives from years previous and also getting approval from the company. They were additionally mindful of the truth that many Disney clothing collabs have come before this one, and there was a demand to establish themselves apart.
“We are mindful of all the Mickey products and also we wished to do something that was extremely various; we wished to see to it that in 20 years, when a person takes a look at this collection, theyre like, Oh my god, I found this piece from 2018 as well as this cooperation between Opening Ceremony and also Mickey,” described Leon. “We want to make certain that what we did today holds its very own and also is a stamp in Mickeys history.”
The Opening Ceremony Mickey Mouse-inspired collection. Photo: Frazer Harrison/” Pushing it into the fake hair pieces and taking it right into areas I think it hasn’t gone there previously was very amazing,” added Lim. “I have not seen a Mickey gown,” stated Leon.
Thats not the only initially, as this will likewise be the first Disney style collab to be marketed within the Disneyland Park (guests were able to go shopping part of it that night) and also on Disney cruises. Component of the collection, including some T-shirts, a letterman and also a tracksuit coat, are also offered now on ShopDisney.com and at OpeningCeremony.com as well as in stores. The rest of the array, consisting of the dress, will decrease in October.
That stated, itll be a little more expensive than whats normally on offer in Disney stores: The letterman coats sets you back $700. However, for fans of nostalgia, iconography and Mickey, probably its worth it.
Peep the Mickey Mouse and also Opening Ceremony collections in the galleries below.
Opening Ceremony Spring 2018: