The characteristic round ears, the widest (happiest) smile and a million ‘totful’ memories — when Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, little did he know that the mouse would grow from the most recognisable trademark in the world, to an unstoppable icon in fashion. As he turns 88 this month, we look back on why he’s a global couture favourite and why, he’s not fading away anytime soon.
Indian designers like Satya Paul, Manish Arora, Nitin Bal Chauhan and Shilpa Chavan, too, couldn’t keep away from the Disney beloved. Why? According to the company, it’s apparently the character’s pop cultural appeal.
Bengaluru-based fashion blogger Nilu Yuleena Thapa says, “My style quotient is quirky and consists of graphics. This fits comfortably into it,” says the Big Hair Loud Mouth blogger.
You obviously don’t have to go all-out designer to slip Mickey into your wardrobe. Channel your inner Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw vibes and pick a simple tee!
We asked city-based stylist at Looksmash, Nishka Guleria Naidu to inspire and help us celebrate the Mouse’s birthday month. “Go for a fitted, classic Mickey Mouse crop-top in red paired with an flowey, a-line midi skirt in the same color as the top. The monotone will create a great visual effect and the mixed silhouettes complement each other. You could also try a black and white Mickey Mouse tee, with black denims and grey loafers. Monotone is key to nailing the look since it will balance out the quirky prints,” she suggests. So, what are you waiting for? Take the Mickey ‘Mou’t!