When the 90s high-head twist pigtail buns turned the first corner at Gerlan, my ears perked, Minnie Mouse?? When her face appeared on a baseball tee the next look after Minnie herself turned it, it was confirmed. This show walked the same day that the Minnie Mouse Designer Collection we told you about would become animated on our screens. But seeing her crop up in other runway shows like Meadham Kirchhoff seals the deal. That little mouse got supermodel makeover, and a stylist.
The polka dots, white gloves, and of course those yellow heels, these are the signature elements of style icon Minnie Mouse and the Spring 2013 London Fashion Week is taking notice. The tiny toon is getting a collection inspired by her style and it’s going to be created by famous designers like Giles Deacon and Piers Atkinson.
Today’s Men’s Designer Daily, Christopher Shannon makes bright colors and cool prints accessible to the modern man. He balances the far out style with familiar silhouettes, and guys are digging it. See his newest from Spring ’13, shown this weekend at London’s Men, and learn how he got there from down in working class Liverpool. Oh, and where you can actually buy it.
When indie British designer Richard Nicoll and British telecommunications giant Vodafone teamed up, from it sprung a sleek bag built to charge your cell phone on the go. While it looks strikingly close to the iconic Hermés Birkin, its insides are all different. It’s battery powered to give your smartphone or tablet battery for days, and it’s got a Bluetooth enabled LED charm that blinks and twinks when with incoming calls and battery life alerts. In short, it’s a serious lifesaver.
The inaugural London Collections: Men schedule has been set and it’s going to be a gentlemanly affair with Prince Charles, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger and a bevy of bespoked bros participating.