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From sketches to the runway: A peek at the 90 years of Mickey Mouse fashion collection

Aside from Barong Tagalog-clad Mickey Mouse making waves on social media because of viral photos of him in tourist spots here in the Philippines, the iconic character is celebrating his 90th year this November by collaborating with fashion brands and even designers! Can you still remember the black-and-white mouse in “Steamboat Willie”? My parents sure do!

As part of celebrations in the Philippines, The Walt Disney Company Philippines and the SoFA Design Institute collaborated on a fashion design challenge, inviting up-and-coming designers to showcase their love for Mickey Mouse with a Mickey-inspired fashion collection showcased at the Ayala Triangle Gardens last Sunday (November 18, 2018).

From over a hundred entries, 10 collections stood out and we’re here to show you our favorites from sketch to actual outfits:

Marie Denesse Ramirez, 26, infused her collection with the magic of Disneyland theme parks and fashion elements from the 1920s, Mickey’s birth era

Shelvan Doni Bollozos, 22, created a collection inspired by his first time watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as a kid with his neighbors

G Gambaloza, 24, focused on the concept of courage and happiness inspired by Mickey.

Mick Perez, 32, was inspired by the playfulness, silhouettes, and colors associated with the character whom he shares the same nickname with.

Joy Geocado, 20, expressed her emotional growth in line prints rendered in red and yellow to represent the happiness that Mickey radiates.

Neil Anthonie De Guzman, 20, used playful yet muted colors to represent the power of going beyond gender labels

Nicolo Perez, 22, was inspired by one’s transition from childhood to adulthood, a testament to the timelessness of Mickey’s magic

The Mickey Design Challenge Grand Winner

From the top 10 designers, Farah Zavala emerged as the Grand Winner of the Mickey Design Challenge. Followed by Carla Zhang and Candle Ray, who were awarded as first- and second-runners up, respectively.

Farah Bianca Zavala, 21, was inspired by the Mickey Mouse Marching Band and the Mickey short films The Nifty Nineties and The Simple Things.

Companionship and everyday magic were the big ideas behind the collection of Jiale “Carla” Zhang, 23

Candle Ray Torreverde, 25, drew inspiration from the ‘20s to the ‘60s and used subtle Mickey prints to represent the character’s fun, mischievous side

An internship at the Disney Philippines office has also been granted to the Grand Winner. What do you think of these designs? We’re digging the jackets on the runway. Which ones would you want to bid on? Let us know by commenting on Manila Millennial‘s posts via FacebookTwitterand Instagram. Watch out for more exciting news that we have about Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary!

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