LA’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to Host ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Exhibition

In celebration of Alice in Wonderland’s Blu-ray™ and DVD debut on June 1, 2010, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE), in partnership with Disney Consumer Products (DCP), are unveiling a first-of-its-kind Alice In Wonderland Exhibition in the FIDM Museum & Galleries at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles.  The exhibition is free to the public and opens on Thursday, May 27 and will run through September 30, 2010.

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Celebrated Designer Charlotte Tarantola Announces Line Inspired by ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Charlotte Tarantola's 'Alice in Wonderland' collectionThe surreal/fantasy-adventure film directed by Tim Burton, “Alice in Wonderland,” comes to DVD and Blu-Ray on June 1, 2010 (U.S. retailers). In the spirit of this fantastic journey, Disney Consumer Products and Charlotte Tarantola have come together to create stunning cardigans worthy of this celebrated Disney line: Charlotte Tarantola for Disney. Well-known in the fashion industry for her trend-right designs that play up coloration and innovative treatments, Tarantola was given access to Tim Burton’s artwork for “Alice in Wonderland” to develop a collection that captures the allure and mystery of Alice’s surrealistic journey in an apparel line that is decidedly 21st Century.

The collection offers prints, ruffles and sparkles that will make you never want to leave Wonderland. Like Alice peering through the looking glass, you can see flowery friends, tea-time treats, pocket watches, lace and mysterious keys, elements from the film with a balance of artistry and subtlety found only in other Tarantola creations.

“The arresting settings and characters in Tim Burton’s interpretation of “Alice In Wonderland” provided great inspiration and have made it possible for us to work with a group of renowned designers to create a truly unique collection of lifestyle products that will continue to position Disney at the forefront of fashion trends,” said Pam Lifford, executive vice president, global fashion and home, DCP. “Our collaboration with Charlotte Tarantola brings it all together in a way that is fun and interesting for consumers and Disney fans alike.”

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Walt Disney Signature and Cappellini Unveil Limited Edition Chair Collection

Walt Disney Signature, Disney’s first upscale, inspired, non-character, adult lifestyle brand and Cappellini, one of the most renowned design innovators worldwide, today unveiled five limited edition chairs at the Milan Furniture Fair in Italy. The combination of Cappellini’s reputation for innovation and the magic and inspiration of Disney has produced a series of everyday products that resemble works of art.

This introduction follows the success of Walt Disney Signature’s dining installation in collaboration with Cappellini for last month’s Dining By Design DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) event in New York City

A 3-dimensional sculpting of Mickey Mouse sitting on a giant chair, previously used for the DIFFA event display, was recreated at Fuori Salone, Milano Design Village to mark today’s launch. The Mickey sculpture is made of polyurethane, measures more than three metres tall and weighs 40 kilos.

“Walt Disney and Cappellini both have a shared approach to design, creativity and collaboration that turns everyday products into functional works of art,” commented Pamela Lifford, executive vice president, Home and Fashion, Disney Consumer Products. “Collaborating with a leading Italian design brand specialising in contemporary furnishings like Cappellini is another exciting step in continuing Walt Disney Signature’s philosophy on design and innovation.”

“This collaboration is the premise for a joint Cappellini and Walt Disney Signature stylistic commitment that promises to become a new, interesting and exciting chapter in the history of contemporary design, combining Cappellini’s strong inclination for innovation with the magical creativity of Disney,” added Giulio Cappellini, Art Director for Cappellini.

The Ribbon stool and the Fish Chair, Y’s de Luxe and Rive Droite armchairs are embellished with patterns, each one with a different image and underlying theme. The Ribbon’s new profile blends Cappellini design with the outline of Disney’s most famous character, Mickey Mouse; Y’s de Luxe and Rive Droite reflect and multiply the same image in striking processed fabrics; the Fish Chair’s shape is inspired by nature found in many Disney films like Bambi and produced in recycled material. Products will be available to the public in late Spring 2010.

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Marvel Super Heroes Invade DisneyStore.com with Dozens of Items

As part of his Disney Store president Jim Fielding’s pre-Marvel acquisition promise, DisneyStore.com has once again expanded its offerings beyond that of traditional Disney-themed offerings.

Following an introduction of merchandise inspired by TRON and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, DisneyStore.com has now introduced the Marvel Shop, with dozens of items featuring iconic Marvel favorities such as Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and more.

Introducing the new Marvel Shop at DisneyStore.com! Shop Now!

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Selena Gomez to Launch ‘Dream Out Loud’ Fashion Collection Available Exclusively at Kmart

Kmart is pleased to team up with actress, singer and icon Selena Gomez. Kmart and Gomez, along with her master licensee Adjmi Cynosure Holdings, will launch “Dream Out Loud” by Selena Gomez, a fashion collection geared to juniors. The collection of value-priced fashions inspired by Gomez’s signature style will be available at Kmart stores and Kmart.com at the end of July, 2010. The collection will include junior sportswear, handbags, belts, scarves, hats, hair accessories, socks/hosiery, and–arriving in October–footwear.

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A Taste of Disney at the DIFFA Dining By Design 2010 Collection

(L-R) Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh, Owl © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. Founded in 1984, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) organization launches a tour each spring titled Dining By Design mixing top design with fine cuisine. Currently located Pier 94 in New York City through March 22, the tour will make stops in Kansas City, Chicago and Francisco.

For the third year in a row, Walt Disney Signature joins the DIFFA exhibition, this time teaming up with renown Italian designer Cappellini to bring a touch of Disney to haute design, allowing attendees to indulge in a delectable combination of dining and Disney.

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Disneyland’s Vault 28 to Hold ‘Alice’ Merchandise Event March 6; Dooney & Bourke Coming

Dooney & Bourke large Disney toteDisney Vault 28 and D Street located in the Downtown Disney district of the Disneyland Resort will jointly be holding an Alice in Wonderland merchandise event on Saturday, March 6.

Events taking place that day include:

  • Alice in Wonderland inspired offerings will include the following:
  • Tarina Tarantino Trunk Show with Sales Manager, Jennifer Goldstein from 2 pm – 6 pm (Disney Vault 28)
  • Mini Makeovers by Sephora from 2 pm – 6 pm (between Disney Vault 28 and D Street)
  • Alice in Wonderland Merchandise all day (Disney Vault 28 & D Street)

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Avril Lavigne Debuts ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Inspired Fashion Collection Exclusively at Kohl’s

Avril Lavigne in Abbey Dawn for Alice in Wonderland on the set of her music video for 'Alice.' (Photo by Tony Barbera/Kohl's Department Stores) Courtesy of DisneyAlready resonating with young, edgy female consumers as a Junior and Girls lifestyle brand, Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products will roll out an exclusive, limited edition collection of apparel inspired by the new upcoming epic 3D fantasy adventure, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, in U.S. theatres March 5. The trend-right, affordable collection, which blends Avril’s rock and roll vibe with the title character’s sense of imagination will debut in Kohl’s stores nationwide and on Kohls.com on March 5th.

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Dooney & Bourke to Launch New Products at Walt Disney World February 26

Faces collection from Dooney & BourkeIan Ray, of Dooney & Bourke, will be at Tren-D in the Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World on Friday, February 26, 2010, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a special event debuting new Disney Dooney & Bourke products.  Ian will be handing out a complimentary Dooney & Bourke gift to guests who purchase $150 or more of the Dooney & Bourke co-branded products.

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New Kingdom Hearts Keyblade Tee Available at Hot Topic

Kingdom Hearts Keyblade Tee from Hot TopicNow available from Hot Topic is this highly detailed Kingdom Hearts keyblade tee. The 100% cotton shirt is currently available in Men’s sizes XS through X3 and retails for $19  – $23.

To purchase the tee or for more information, visit Hottopic.com and type 232218 in the search box.

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