Disney x dUCk

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

If you’re a die-hard Disney fangirl like I am, you’re probably familiar with Hidden Mickeys. If not, let me break it down. Hidden Mickeys consist of the iconic silhouette of Mickey Mouse ears, and these are often subtly included in Disney films, TV shows and even theme park rides. I love spotting Hidden Mickeys whenever I’m watching a Disney film, it’s such an immersive experience as a fan, and it keeps me on my toes because you just never know where you’ll see one. When the opportunity for another Disney x dUCk collaboration arose, I knew I wanted a fun one that pays homage not just to the ever-cheerful Mickey himself, but the Hidden Mickey phenomenon.

Twenty years on, I’m still a Disney nerd who squealed in delight at the Disney office. I tried to keep my cool during the discussion of a possible collaboration between Disney and dUCk, but if I was an animated character, my eyeballs would have morphed into huge red beating hearts. I simply could not believe it, and was lost in the magic of the moment. I agreed in a heartbeat, and got to work immediately!

The print scarf I created for this collection is embellished with a delicate plant outline amidst harmonious colours, and at first glance, you’ll likely wonder exactly where Mickey is. Therein lies the magic, because you’ll really need to look closely to find him. Once you spot Mickey though, you’ll realize there’s more. Here, there and everywhere - oh boy!

It was Walt Disney himself who said “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” I’d like to think he’d be happy to know that even today Mickey is adored by old and young alike. May Mickey’s magic live on!

Kisses, D.