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Minnie Mouse Chic at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto S/S 2015


 

Minnie Mouse Chic at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto Spring Summer 2015

Minnie Mouse Chic at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto Spring Summer 2015

 

#MinnieStyle takes Toronto by storm
By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé

Toronto, Canada

 

Minnie Mouse took Toronto by storm hosting an elaborate cocktail hour at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto with local stylistas Samantha and Caillianne Beckerman.  Guests jostling at the doors – perhaps hoping for a glimpse of the Magic Kingdom’s Grande Dame – sported their Disney finest, showing off vintage denim emblazoned with Donald, Mickey and Goofy, their Minnie Mouse ears in all their twinkling black lamé and polka-dotted glory.

 

Samantha and Caillianne Beckerman with Minnie Mouse at World MasterCard Fashion Week

Samantha and Caillianne Beckerman with Minnie Mouse at World MasterCard Fashion Week

 

Beautiful staging for the Minnie Mouse presentation at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Beautiful staging for the Minnie Mouse presentation at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

 

 

Minnie Mouse, “Disney’s leading lady and global fashion icon,” served as the inspiration behind the Mercedes-Benz Start Up Competition, which called on finalists to design head-to-toe looks for Spring/Summer inspired by the ravishing rodent.  Alberta-born, Toronto-based Sid Neigum took the CA $ 2, 500 prize with his stunning laser-cut mouse silhouette mini-dress, a modular origami style and technique which inspired his latest collection.

 

Minnie Mouse World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto Spring Summer 2015

Minnie Mouse World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto Spring Summer 2015

 

Minnie Mouse World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto Spring Summer 2015

Minnie Mouse World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto Spring Summer 2015

 

 

Minnie’s style celebration capped off her Toronto tour, which included taking in high tea, the CN Tower, the Bata Shoe Museum and fine shopping on Bloor Street with the Beckerman sisters.  On meeting the style icon, the Beckerman sisters wrote, “We all recognize her signature look and have seen her inspiration everywhere from high fashion to high street. She is a true fashion icon. “Minnie Style” is all about having fun with fashion. What makes Minnie truly shine through is her inner beauty. She is confident, has the most positive attitude and she inspires everyone around her to let their true selves shine through.”

 

Minnie Mouse World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto Spring Summer 2015

Minnie Mouse World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto Spring Summer 2015

 

Minnie Mouse graces the stage at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Minnie Mouse graces the stage at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

 

 

Other finalists of the Mercedes-Benz Start Up Competition included Valerie Tolila of Vaiken, who showed a 1920s Minnie Mouse look with an A-line plastic skirt shimmering with Swarovski crystals and paired with glitzy bejewelled ears, a “combination of the past and of the future;” Diego Fuchs of BLAK.I, who re-imagined Minnie’s signature polka dots with a colour-blocked black, white, and red number; Laura Siegel, who pared down Minnie’s style with a 1970s starry caftan and sandals inspired by artisans in India with whom she collaborates, designed in a way that enables “Minnie Mouse to connect with the hands that created this piece and brings global culture to her wardrobe;” Eliza Faulkner, who delivered vintage Minnie Mouse, allowing herself to be swept up in her youthful spirit, delivering a short, fun, poppy red dress topped off with crisp, monochromatic red bows; and Chloe and Parris Gordon of Beaufille, who proposed an ink-splattered denim dress, a nod to Minnie Mouse’s origins as a black-and-white flapper girl (and perhaps to the ink spilled by Walt Disney as he drew the icon for the first time?).

The exhibit was on full display during World MasterCard Fashion Week to an elated stylish crowd.

 

Photography courtesy of George Pimentel/World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto 

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