Minnie Mouse hardly needs an introduction, but her latest partner-in-crime is one that perhaps the fashion savvy might find unfamiliar. Rising from an esteemed milieu that is the Chanel design studio, designer Olympia Le-Tan is first and foremost a mystery. She loves embroidery. She's hooked on literature. She's whimsical. Above all, she has a sense of humour.
But who is she really? Identified mostly by her vivid 'book' clutches (they are modelled after covers of literary works), a snap of Leandra Medine — AKA The Man Repeller and one of Le-Tan's biggest fans — with a Jane Eyre minaudière tucked in the crook of her arm will probably help connect the dots. Le-Tan's cheeky, too. But you probably had an inkling by now.
Her latest quest is one where Minnie Mouse takes centre stage. In a world where Le-Tan and the Disney character collide, UNIQLO's T-shirt (UT) range plays canvas to the her imagination, on which the precocious mouse has a field day with Le-Tan's paraphernalia. Spot her sewing the polka dots onto her dress on a T-shirt, and striking a coy pose on a shoulder bag. The shenanigans continue over a range of 23 pieces, comprising pouches, clutches, and of course, UNIQLO's T-shirts.