Where do designers get their inspiration from? Street style? Art? Films? Style icons? Music? A mood? The list is endless. But taking inspiration from a cartoon character seems to be a pretty cool way to go!
Just thinking back to your favourite Disney characters...what are they wearing? Alice (in Wonderland) was ahead of times when the alice band was named after her and she why else do you think Pussy bows and pinafores are so cool? The Marc Jacobs 2005 collections seem to be very cartoon inspired.
He said himself superhero Violet Incredible was who the gothy winter collection was based on, and model it girl Irina L has been compared to her also.
His spring collection reminds me of Alice (in wonderland) who was clearly ahead of ties with her pinafore and pussy bow combos. And who else did you think the Alice band was named after?
Minnie Mouse seems to be somewhat a style icon too. And no, I'm not talking about Minnie Mouse pyjamas or merchandise here worn by older ladies who should realy know better, i'm refering to the Comme des Garcons and Richard Nicolls collections paying homage.
John Galliano reinvented the witch from Snow White as an intriguing, corset wearing sex symbol with his 2003 Winter collection. I'll never be able to look at an apple in the same way again...