Monday, April 19, 2010

La Moda Animada

Elle España ran a spread this April in collaboration with Disney artists depicting some of the most famous fashion designers as animated characters. Of course they chose the most famous from both sides, fashion and animation.

It was impossible not to fall in love with this spread, as a kid I grew up watching Mickey and all of the Disney characters. And now, many years after I find them mixed with the thing I love most: fashion.

It's a great spread, for many it might be childish, but as a fashion designer and fashion lover I found this collaborations so fresh and nice to see. As many time I've said, fashion can not be separeted from the world, not from everything that is happening in life. Nowadays we can see how movies influence designs, for example the collection Stella McCartney created for Disney Couture or like Valentino's designers getting inspiration from Avatar.

I guess that's what I love about fashion, it can be mixed with so many things from around (arts, film, cartoons, architecture, psychology, everything!). Fashion must be concious of what's happening, taking from it the good and the bad things, answering to people needs and feelings.
This illustrations were created by Ulrich Schröder, who's a freelancer for Disney, doing merchandising artwork and covers for the Dutch Donald Duck. He also worked at Disney Paris, supervising all the merchandising and promotional materials.

I just can't love more this editorial! It's funny, it's current! It gives a twist to Elle and also give a breath of fresh air in all this crisis period that fashion's going through.

Karl Lagerfeld
Getting to his Chanel store at La rue Cambon as a wolf, being escorted by the lil' pigs and surrounded by Lilo, Stitch and Pixar characters.

Dolce & Gabbana
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana at their atelier working on a new collection inspired by western and by Minnie.

Donatella Versace posing for the cameras.

Jean-Paul Gaultier working with his muses Clarabella and Minnie in Paris.

Sonia and Nathalie Rykiel at Café de Flore, one of the most famous cafés at Saint-Germain.

Marc Jacobs working backstage with his signature look: white shirt, skirt and boots.

Alber Elbaz, Lanvin's designer, at his rue du Faubourg-Saint Honoré, supervising one of his creations.

Showman, John Galliano, at his show finale in Paris Fashion Week.

(Thanks to Carlos Villalobos for posting this pictures)

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