Be it beloved anime cats Doraemon and Banyana or characters from American cartoons like Disney, Sesame Street and The Loony Tunes, they have all had a brush with high fashion through collaborations and limited edition crossovers. Wanting to flaunt your favourite pop-culture characters on your clothes and tired of frumpy, ill-fitting T-shirts from the comic book store? We've got you covered.
Here are a few of the ways in which global high-fashion brands have gone pop and playful:
1. Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2021 Airplane Bag
Designed by LV’s creative head, the maverick Virgil Abloh, this men’s bag broke the internet when it launched in January, mostly for the sticker shock.
Available in select LV stores; $39,000
2. Gucci X Bananya Hooded Sweatshirt
This collection featuring anime character Bananya marks another chapter in Gucci’s playful narrative, which began six years ago.
Available on Gucci.com; $1,250 (around ₹92,500 now)
3. The Undone Astro Boy Limited Edition Boxset
Inspired by the anime character Astro Boy’s X-ray vision, this watch has a unique semi-transparent dial that lets you peek into the Japanese mecha-quartz movement.
Available on Undone.com; $449
4. Gucci x Disney Floral-print Midi Dress
Mickey Mouse never looked more fashionable than on this brown silk floral-print midi dress with a pleated skirt and billowing sleeves.
Available on Farfetch.com; $6,328
5. Adidas Originals And Jeremy Scott JS Money Wings Sneaker
This bold and unconventional take on the iconic original Forum Wings sneaker by designer Jeremy Scott pays homage to the shoe’s $100 price tag in 1984.
Available on shop.adidas.co.in; ₹19,999
6. Moschino Sesame Street © Nappa T-Shirt Bag
Made of 100% sheepskin, this new line of bags from the Italian fashion house features a collaboration with the beloved TV series ‘Sesame Street’.
Available on Moschino.com; $1,000