Handbags are my obsession, and these days they might just be my primary vice. So, it shouldn’t be terribly surprising that I’ve got a wish list for designer collaborations I’d like to see, themed to attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
At the top of my list is a popular designer heavily influenced by Japanese kawaii culture:
Tokidoki Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Collection.Tokidoki‘s my current favorite handbag company, for their whimsical prints and imaginative characters. They’re often at their best when pairing disparate elements, as you see in their logo (a heart-and-crossbones). In fact, Disney’s already borrowed heavily from Tokidoki’s style with the “nerd” bags you’ve probably seen on Disney campus, which some fans have affectionately dubbed “Mickeydoki.” Tokidoki and Disney already have one collaboration, on merchandise themed to Marvel characters, suggesting that the necessary business ties already exist and they’ve likely developed some knowledge of lessons learned and successes from the collaboration. So why not take it the next step? Love Aerosmith, love Tokidoki, hellooo. . . .