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:
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.
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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Watch out for more exciting news that we have about Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary!