For the past few years cartoon, and childhood characters have been making it down high fashions runways, it looks like Jeremy Scott has a thing for cartoons and I love it. It’s a trip down memory lane with sophistication and cheeky fun. Fashion having fun with cartoons is not a new idea, Mickey Mouse has been dominating fashion for as long as I can remember. According to Edited, a company that tracks analytics at more than 90,000 brands and retailers, the number of clothing and accessory items related to Disney that are sold online rose by 150 percent between the first half of 2015 and the first half of 2017. Pieces related to Mickey Mouse grew by 84 percent during that time period, and anything from the emoji universe grew by 502 percent.
Krystine Batcho, a professor of psychology at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., said that nostalgia can serve a healthy purpose during times of change and upheaval. When we wear symbols of nostalgia on our clothing, we make it easier to connect with others around us, she said. “Making it public is a way of saying, ‘We all need to chill.’ Everybody needs to take a deep breath and remember what is best, and the ideals epitomized by childhood, especially cartoons, where all the problems are solved by the end of the episode, where good and evil are easy to tell apart.”
I guess I’m a little nostalgic because my 40th birthday is right around the corner and I am reminiscing about my favorite cartoons and characters. So it was fun to see Moschino bring My Little Pony to life through fashion for Spring 2018. My Little Pony was one of my favorite cartoon and toy growing up. Take a look below to purchase a little nostalgia for your closet!