Fantasy High Fashion: the essential collaborations of the Disney luxury brands
The Disney x Gucci 2020 collaboration merges high fashion and the fantasy world | Source: Cult MTL
The appeal of Disney is that the brand takes you to a magical place where anything is believed possible. In recent years, the wonderful and fantastical world of Walt Disney has taken fans elsewhere – the high fashion space.
These days, the mega-franchise partners with everyone from Givenchy and Supreme to Gucci and Kate Spade, bringing the beauty of Disney into luxurious new realms. Featuring classic Disney design codes and famous cartoon characters, here are some of the best collaborations from Disney luxury brands.
Disney x Givenchy
Designed by Givenchy Creative Director Matthew M. Williams, the 2022 collaboration features limited-edition t-shirts and sweatshirts featuring classic Disney iconography and character silhouettes complete with Givenchy signatures. A slew of popular Disney characters are getting the green light for the 2022 collaboration, including Bambi, Elsa, Olaf, Oswald, Pongo, and Perdita.
The couple also released a second chapter featuring a limited-edition collection of clothing, shoes and accessories featuring characters from Disney’s iconic 1961 animated film, 101 Dalmatians.
Disney x Gucci
Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney’s most famous character, gets the starring role in the 2020 Disney and Gucci collaboration that features pieces from Gucci’s ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and accessories collections. Across the 73 pieces, there’s everything from swimwear, t-shirts, jackets, and tracksuits, to jewelry, slides, sneakers, and a variety of handbags, backpacks, and small leather goods.
Accompanied by a Disneyland campaign shot by American filmmaker and photographer Harmony Korine, discover Mickey Mouse prints, GG motifs and Gucci monograms that offer the fashion house’s signature vintage spirit mixed with a playful Disney air.
Disney x Stella McCartney
Drawing her inspiration from the magical world of Disney, the English fashion designer presents “Stella McCartney Presents Disney Fantasia”, a unisex capsule that mixes fashion and fantasy.
Reclaimed, repurposed and recycled materials create these wardrobe must-haves that feature new Disney Fantasia prints, original graphics and vibrant psychedelia. Designed as a collection of vibrant and fun-to-wear pieces, the collaboration exudes McCartney’s love for the cult animated film. Fancy!.
Disney x Kate Spade
The New York designer and Disney are no strangers to joint collections, teaming up to create bags and accessories on more than one occasion. Combining the elegance of Kate Spade with the fun and frivolity of Disney, the 2020 “Disney × Kate Spade Minnie Mouse Collection” features many polka dots that are both authentically Kate Spade and Minnie Mouse.
Another version of the pair, “Kate Spade 50th Anniversary Collection”, celebrates 50 years of Disney World Resort with a selection of Spade’s signature leather bags.
Disney x OVO
Rapper Drake’s October’s Very Own (OVO) brand is one of the latest to partner with the Disney franchise, launching a capsule in February this year. The collection is a mix of playful and more luxurious pieces with graphic tees, crew necks and hoodies featuring classic characters like Donald Duck, Goofy and of course Mickey Mouse.
In addition to cheery hoodies embroidered with “October’s Very Own” in a Disney-esque font, there are more classic styles featuring Mickey Mouse in an opulent gold finish. A range of colorful cartoon-inspired hockey t-shirts and jerseys are also offered, along with accessories such as baseball caps, key rings and lapel pins.