Plentiful women’s names have left graceful marks in history, from Audrey to Coco, from Kelly to Greta. What about Minnie? Right, Minnie the Mouse. A line of edgy designers interpreted her legacy for this current exhibition at MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp through 20th April, 2014.
Despite her appearance in almost the same outfit on the silver screen, Minnie, as well as her iconic hairdo and the obsession with polka dots, has been a muse for many designers and has inspired fashion collections and catwalks from Paris to New York. African designer Suzaan Heyns graced the runway of South Africa Fashion Week with a collection inspired by Minnie Mouse last year. In London Fashion Week 2012, a special campaign ‘The Minnie Mouse Must Haves’ united designers of all styles, from Richard Nicoll to Giles Deacon, for a charity eBay auction. “Minnie Mouse and her unique style continue to inspire fans across the world,” said The Walt Disney Company fashion and home vice president Marc Low during the show.
To take this rage to new levels, MoMu invited five young designers who have graduated from Belgian fashion colleges to design a new look for Minnie; and these versatile designs, futuristic and dreamy, are now installed in the hallway of the prestigious fashion museum. These designers include Damien Ravn, Doriane Van Overeem, Emmanuelle Lebas, KRJST and the H&M Design Award-winning Minju Kim.