Disney asks Karen Walker to honour Mickey Mouse with 90th anniversary collection

Pop culture icon Mickey Mouse is celebrating his 90th year since first appearing on screen in 1928, and to celebrate Disney has chosen a select number of designers, asking them to showcase their talents with a collection honouring the famous character.

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Disney has reached out to a select number of global designers as Mickey celebrates his 90th on screen anniversary. Source: 1 NEWS

Among those chosen is luxury Italian fashion house Gucci, American designer Marc Jacobs - and New Zealand’s very own Karen Walker.

As the only Australasian designer to be asked, Karen Walker told 1 NEWS "it was an immediate an unequivocal yes".

"Mickey is a true icon and it's a great honour for me to have an opportunity to interpret his personality, which I've always loved, through my own lens."

The label has released a 28-piece collection celebrating the personality of Mickey Mouse with eyewear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jewellery and kitchenware designs.

The collection is now available in Karen Walker stores across New Zealand.