Mickey Mouse proves he’s fashion’s perennial It boy
Did you have one of those Mickey Mouse eraser-head topped pencils back in the day? Disney lovers rejoice for American heritage brand Coach has tapped into our childhood nostalgia with a collaboration that our inner six year old will applaud. To celebrate the label’s 75th anniversary, creative director Stuart Vevers pinpointed the iconic cartoon character as his collaborator of choice.
‘I’ve always seen Mickey as a playful rebel at heart and a timeless symbol of joy and creativity. That spirit reinforces the new youthful perspective we are bringing to luxury at Coach,’ Vevers explained. ‘His nostalgic charm, cheekiness, individuality and inherent cool make for the ultimate American icon.’
Mickey is no stranger to adoration from the fashion world, and has served as a muse to everyone from Marc Jacobs to Moschino. He further solidified his reputation as fashion’s perennial It boy when his iconic ears cropped up on a quirky
Comme des Garçons cap adored by fashion’s most eccentric dressers, Anna Dello Russo and Bryan Boy.
The result of Mickey’s most recent novel partnership puts a playful spin on signature Coach handbags, wallets and purses, as well as sportswear and sneakers. We love the punky biker jacket, complete with a Mickey-studded silhouette on the back (£1900), the madeover archival Coach bag from the 1960’s, ‘the Kisslock’ (see above in red, £375), and the t-shirts with exclusive sketches by Disney’s super-talented animators (£155).
The Disney x Coach 1941 collection is the first in a series of projects celebrating American pop culture to commemorate Coach’s landmark birthday. Currently available in the Coach store in Soho, New York, and cool Parisian boutique Colette, you’ll be able to get your mitts on it from tomorrow on coach.com and at Coach boutiques worldwide, with prices from £30 for a bookmark to to £650 for the leather backpack. A word of warning though, the collaboration is one of those elusive ‘limited-edition’ offerings, meaning: get it while you can.