90 years ago, a cute and smart character appeared on stage. Since then, he warmed the hearts of millions of children and adults. Of course, we talk about Mickey Mouse. The clever mascot of the Walt Disney company. From 1928, many other heroes followed. But all of them would actually be meaningless, when there wouldn’t be also the iconic Disney Villains.
DISNEY VILLAINS APPEAR ON THE NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Now, more precisely on September 7, 2018, the luxury fashion brand THE BLONDS brought them to life. Moreover, the label staged the ‘Disney Villains’ on the runway of the New York Fashion Week to present the new Spring `19 collection.
THE BLONDS Spring ’19 collection was inspired by some of Disney’s most wicket characters.
“Disney Villains have long lived in the dark shadows of the beloved heroes and heroines of their stories, and yet these characters are just as celebrated,” said Ken Potrock, President, Consumer Products and Commercialization.
“Through our collaboration with THE BLONDS, some of Disney’s most notorious villains will be reimagined in totally unexpected ways during one of fashion’s most important weeks.”
THE BLONDS stands for glamorously over the top pieces with a rebellious twist. Thus, pure glamour characterizes also the new collection. The looks are inspired by villains such as Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, Evil Queen, the Queen of Hearts, Dr. Facillier, Ursula and her dark eel minions Flotsam and Jetsam.
“The Disney Villains style is iconic and has inspired us since childhood and throughout our career. The opportunity to collaborate with Disney and see these designs come to life on THE BLONDS runway is an absolute dream come true,” said David and Phillipe Blond, Designers, THE BLONDS.
As part of the creative process, Phillipe and David toured the Disney Animation Research Library. There, they learned about each Disney Villain’s mythology. Furthermore, they viewed the inspiration behind the iconic animation of these characters, including original artwork and sculpts.
“What drew us to working with Disney Villains are the complex attributes of the characters themselves,” continued David Blond.
“Often misunderstood, Disney Villains are flawed, imposing and mysterious, and we loved the idea of taking these characteristics and translating them in a glamorous way, making them the heroes of our story.”
The show was livestreamed on Disney.com, www.theblondsny.com and www.nyfw.com
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