Disney and The Blonds have teamed up to present the ‘Disney Villains” Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week part of the Spring ’19 collection.
It’s no secret how much I love Disney and when you are passionate about something, you tend to want to share all about it. So I thought it was the perfect time to showcase a new series here on the blog. Every Monday, I’m going to share the latest Disney news. Whether it’s a fun product line, Disney Parks news, a Disney recipe or craft, if it’s Disney related and it’s Monday, look for it right here! To kick off this new collaboration, I’ve got some news for the Disney fashionistas out there, Disney and THE BLONDS, a luxury fashion brand, are presenting ‘Disney Villains’ x The Blonds, a runway show at New York Fashion Week on September 7, 2018.
The ‘Disney Villains’ runway show will feature their Spring ’19 collection, which was inspired by some of Disney’s most wicked characters.
One look in my closet and you’ll see how much I love incorporating my favorite Disney characters into my fashion choices and I’m excited to see the live images from this show in September.
Just looking at this sketches we can see what a wickedly cool collection this will be.
“Disney Villains have long lived in the dark shadows of the beloved heroes and heroines of their stories, and yet these characters are just as celebrated,” said Ken Potrock, President, Consumer Products and Commercialization. “Through our collaboration with THE BLONDS, some of Disney’s most notorious villains will be reimagined in totally unexpected ways during one of fashion’s most important weeks.”
Known for creating glamorously over the top pieces with a rebellious twist, THE BLONDS, co- founded by designer Phillipe Blond and creative director David Blond, will feature looks inspired by villains such as Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, Evil Queen, the Queen of Hearts, Dr. Facillier, Ursula and her dark eel minions Flotsam and Jetsam during the show.
“The Disney Villains style is iconic and has inspired us since childhood and throughout our career. The opportunity to collaborate with Disney and see these designs come to life on THE BLONDS runway is an absolute dream come true,” said David and Phillipe Blond, Designers, THE BLONDS.
As part of the creative process, Phillipe and David toured the Disney Archive Research Library where they learned about each Villain’s mythology and viewed the inspiration behind the iconic animation of these characters, including original artwork and sculpts.
“What drew us to working with Disney Villains are the complex attributes of the characters themselves,” continued David Blond. “Often misunderstood, Disney Villains are flawed, imposing and mysterious, and we loved the idea of taking these characteristics and translating them in a glamorous way, making them the heroes of our story.”