Stella McCartney, the famous English designer, and Sir Paul McCartney's daughter collaborated with Disney. Together, they came out with the Fantasia collection – magical unisex pieces that include both bright and basic colors.
Stella McCartney Presents the Fantasia! Collection
British designer Stella McCartney found inspiration in Disney, and the two worked together on a stunning clothing collection. Referencing most of the works to Walt Disney’s earlier animations, such as Fantasia! (hence the name), McCartney went through a long process to present spring pieces to fans across the world. Why did the company decide to work with the designer? Well, it's not the first time these do business together. Previously, she joined the International Women’s Day and Disneyland Paris projects. There, she put Minnie, one of the most popular characters in the Disney universe, in pants. Designed uniquely for Minnie, the pantsuit represented a huge step towards inclusion and equality for the company. After all, other female characters still wear skirts or dresses!
Of course, all pieces are wearable. Unisex pieces mix fashion and Fantasia! together, creating a perfect blend of suits, jeans, shirts, and so on. While the new collection is suitable for adults who love and collect Disney pieces, there will be one for children. The Stella McCartney Kids capsule collection is supposed to be out in the fall this year! Although Disney faces some controversies, Mickey and Minnie have been some of the favorites in luxury fashion. In the past, brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Comme des Garçons, Supreme, and Christian Lacroix for Desigual named Mickey as their inspiration for Disney pieces.
Inspired by Disney
Over the past decade, the company’s films and mascots have been growing in popularity even more. It seems like both millennials and young Gen-Z kids love Disney movies. In 2018, Disney garnered over $60 million in sales of merchandise. Of course, the same goes out for the Fantasia! movie. McCartney seems to be one of the old-school universe fans. When everyone focuses on Mikey Mouse, she mostly focused on the Rite of Spring, and only included Mickey as The Sorcerer's Apprentice! Apart from the interesting theme and color choices, the collection is also sustainable. All clothing pieces are made from regenerated, repurposed, and recycled materials. Thanks to the rawness of it, McCartney transformed the already seen magic into youthful rebellion and tough energy – all in line with the Stella McCartney Summer 2022 runway collection.
What kind of pictures did McCartney choose to mix into her clothing? They include Mickey Mouse hand motifs, as well as some very old-school materials. For example, some posters from the ‘40s and limited-edition LVMH’s Nona Source silks were included in the main sources. There’s a lot of knitwear in this collection alone – it all shows Mickey and broomstick-man graphics from The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment. Moreover, one bodycon piece pictures some scenery from The Pastoral Symphony – all done in glitter. Thankfully, the sequins are completely PVC-free, so, they can be recycled after extended use. Jackets are made out of recycled nylon, and jeans and hoodies are in organic cotton.
The Fantasia! collection has some accessories in line. Fans can buy bags with Mickey’s head silhouette, or choose Falabella bags with rainbow Mickey.