Cindy Soong AW16 at Shanghai Fashion Week
“Minnie Mouse is Disney’s fashion star” stated Allen Au-Yeung, VP of Product Creative for Walt Disney China. Regarding the autumn-winter 2016/17, Disney China announced several collaborations with designers presenting their innovative collections at Shanghai Fashion Week. Cindy Soong made her mark rocking Minnie Mouse on the catwalk !
Since 1928, the famous Disney character’s signature style has been more than a trend, inspiring fashionistas, artists and designers around the world for the past 8 decades.
Cindy Soong's first look came out on a stormy music, hip hop vibes, a foretaste of the next 15 minutes was given to the audience. Opening the show, the dynamic, nonemotional yet confident model was wearing an oversized jacket, visible shoulder, with a long flowing black dress underneath. The effect was grand.
Known for its strong aesthetic when mixing fabrics, materials and playful shapes, once again, from the beginning until the explosive finale, Cindy Soong brought the balance of feminism, power and independence all blent together within women, cat walking with confidence.
This time, the designer found her inspiration in the character Minnie and her long history. She decided to explore its femininity, fashion features and add her personal rock n’ roll touch to it. While models were nonchalantly walking the runway as strong, city women with inscriptions such as “Punk Slut” or “Love Hate” on their forehead, more gentle elements were added to the garments like polka dots, Minnie ears, and bow details, creating a stunning memorable contrast.
And… That’s it !