Opening Ceremony, in collaboration with Disney, is launching a special capsule collection and celebrating the first Mickey Mouse animated film, Steamboat Willie. The fashion collection includes men’s and women’s ready-to-wear apparel, footwear, and accessories — all showcasing one of the most iconic and beloved characters in the world.
The Mickey Mouse collection by Opening Ceremony features new and exciting prints inspired by Steamboat Willie artwork and film stills. The film prints are translated in vivid colors on button-down shirts, tees, sweatshirts, and plush-soft knit sweaters. To round out the collection, Opening Ceremony also collaborated with its renowned brand partners to create accessories: New Era for the classic 5950 caps and custom developed bucket hats, Vans for slip on, low-top and skate-high shoes, and Tabio for finely-crafted socks.
Steamboat Willie is celebrated for its introduction of Mickey Mouse to the world, and recognized as the first cartoon with synchronized sound. Directed by Walt Disney, the film was released at the Colony Theater in New York on November 18, 1928, the date used for the birth of Mickey Mouse. Music was an integral part of the film, opening with Mickey piloting the Steamboat Willie riverboat down a river, happily whistling along to the tune of “Steamboat Bill.” As a mischievous deckhand on a riverboat, Mickey also plays “Turkey in the Straw” utilizing an animal menagerie as his instruments. This groundbreaking film featured a 15-piece band on its soundtrack with squeaks by Walt Disney himself for Mickey, and debuted Minnie Mouse as Mickey’s love interest.
Mickey Mouse continues to influence pop culture through designer collaborations and new collections with fashion-forward specialty retailers. The Mickey Mouse collection by Opening Ceremony is available now exclusively at Opening Ceremony stores and www.openingceremony.us.