"Oh boy!" This week sees the launch of a Christopher Ræburn collaboration with none other than Walt Disney. And more specifically, the two most iconic cartoon mice in the world. Designed and developed over the last 12 months at the east London studio, through seven stages of prototyping, Christopher and his team worked closely with a Disney character artist to ensure the accuracy of the characters in leather and denim form.
"To work with the Walt Disney Company is not only a huge honour, it’s thrilling to create something that really represents exactly what we’re about as a brand.” said Christopher Raeburn. “Collaboration, playfulness and innovative design are in our DNA, and this project has all these elements.We also worked hard to source the best materials and reduce waste on the packaging.”
Christopher Ræburn worked closely with Disney to ensure the accuracy of the characters, whilst staying true to the brand’s ethos of sustainability.
The bags are made from ethically sourced nappa leather or organic European milled indigo denim. The multi-purpose design has a zipped compartment at the back of the body and a strap that adjusts to two lengths. The straps can be worn over the shoulder or held around the wrist.
Each bag comes presented in a reusable hexagonal box. Easily flat packed and made from 100% recycled materials, the packaging has been produced by Christopher Raeburn's close manufacturing partner, Avery Dennison RBIS.
“To join up with a company that has brought joy to millions with their characters and stories is amazing. We hope to continue the love for these fun and original cartoon icons.”
Mickey and Minnie will debut this weekend at London Fashion Week and will be available online at ChristopherRæburn.co.uk, and available to collect from the new Ræburn studio in London, in-store at The Conran Store in London, plus a host of international retail partners. The Minnie style will also be available in pink nappa leather, exclusively at Selfridges.