Disney & Thomas Wylde Team Up for Alice Capsule Collection




Disney and Los Angeles-based designer firm Thomas Wylde have teamed up to create a capsule collection around the soon-to-be-release Disney Studios film Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Characters and costumes including the “White Queen,” (a high-in-front, low-in-back day dress) “Red Queen,” (a crimson overcoat in wool/cashmere with a tailored silhouette) and “Time” serve as inspiration for seven key pieces that showed on Monday at The Dock, Stylight at Moynihan Station during Thomas Wylde’s fall show during New York Fashion Week.

Other key elements of the collection included redefined ruffles; diamond cut studs and Swarovski embellishments as well as a bold color palette of blood reds, blacks and bright whites. It will hit stores at the same time as the film’s release on May 27.

Alice Through the Looking Glass is the follow-up to 2010’s smash hit Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter, as well as the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall.
In the film, Alice (Wasikowska) returns to the Underland, traveling back in time to save the Mad Hatter (Depp). It is based on Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. The adventure-fantasy film is directed by James Bobin, written by Linda Woolverton and produced by Tim Burton.

Jene Park, creative director of Thomas Wylde, told WWD that this was “a dream job for a designer,” adding, “What designer doesn’t want to step into a wicked wonderland? Our Thomas Wylde collection is for a girl who is a perfect combination of a romantic and a rebel – so I understand the contrasts and contradictions.”

Soo Koo, VP of Product Development Softlines at Disney, stated, “This capsule collection is inspired by street-meets-couture influences, a signature look for Thomas Wylde this fall and for characters from “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”