3 Fun Collaborations Where Cartoons And Luxury Fashion Meet 

You’re never too old to enjoy the fun and whimsy of beloved cartoons—and these luxury brands prove that you can certainly meld high fashion with fiction. 

Many adults have stopped playing with toys or watching their childhood cartoons. However, that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. There’s nothing wrong with indulging in nostalgia, especially when it’s artfully done. A number of luxury fashion brands have collaborated with beloved cartoon franchises to create stylish and whimsical pieces that tap into their customers’ inner child. It’s a fitting partnership, as fashion can be a form of play with its endless possibilities. 

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This year, brands like Loewe, Jimmy Choo, and very recently, Tiffany & Co., have released pieces that pay homage to the imagination and vibrancy of beloved cartoons. Read on to learn more about these fun collaborations: 

Pokemon x Tiffany & Co.

Those who love jewelry and Pokemon can, indeed, catch them all through Tiffany & Co.’s latest collaboration with the Japanese franchise and artist Daniel Arsham. The artist created nine pieces for the entire collection, each splashed with diamond accents for added sophistication. 

Pokemon from the 1997 TV series
Pokemon from the 1997 TV series/Photo from IMDb
You can catch them all with these oxidized charms of various Pokemon
 You can catch them all with these oxidized charms of various Pokemon/Photo from the Tiffany & Co. website 

The collection includes an oxidized sterling silver pendant with charms of Pikachu, Charmander, Mew, Jigglypuff, and Cubone. Customers are also given the choice to get jewelry with only one Pokemon to show off their favorite. 

The gold Pikachu necklace from Tiffany & Co. and Daniel Arsham
The gold Pikachu necklace from Tiffany & Co. and Daniel Arsham/Photo from the Tiffany & Co. website

Another notable piece is the 18K yellow gold Pikachu necklace, which comes in a Pokeball jewelry box in the signature Tiffany & Co. teal color.

A closer look at the 18K yellow gold Pikachu necklace
A closer look at the 18K yellow gold Pikachu necklace/Photo from the Tiffany & Co. website 

Loewe x Howl’s Moving Castle

Fans of Ghibli rejoice, as Loewe collaborated with the Japan-based film studio to release a Howl’s Moving Castle collection. This isn’t their first partnership, however. Loewe also came out with a series of pieces for the studio’s Academy Award-winning film Spirited Away in 2022

A still of Howl and Sophie from the movie
A still of Howl and Sophie from the movie/Photo from IMDb
A bag with a popular scene from the animated film, featuring Howl and Sophie
A bag with a popular scene from the animated film, featuring Howl and Sophie/Photo from the Loewe website 

Howl’s Moving Castle follows the story of Sophie Hatter, a shy girl who gets cursed by a witch, leading her to take part in a daring and magical adventure with charismatic wizard, Howl Pendragon. The film is one of Hayao Miyazaki’s best, and Loewe’s collection showcases some of its most memorable characters and moments.

A Calcifer bag and sweater
A Calcifer bag and sweater/Photo from the Loewe website 
A one-piece and bag with more scenes from the movie
A one-piece and bag with more scenes from the movie/Photo from the Loewe website 

Featured in the collaboration are some of Loewe’s classic bags and accessories, but with characters like the fire demon Calcifer, The Witch of the Waste, and of course, Howl and Sophie. Though Howl’s famous moving castle isn’t real, you can transport it wherever you please in the form of a beautiful leather bag.

The realistic, artful bag of Howl’s moving castle
The realistic, artful bag of Howl’s moving castle/Photo from the Loewe website 

Jimmy Choo x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

This sparkling and colorful Sailor Moon collection was Jimmy Choo’s first major collaboration of the year. Many women who were young girls in the 1990s likely grew up with the hit manga and anime series by artist Naoko Takeuchi, which features a group of schoolgirls who magically transform into powerful galactic guardians. 

The Sailor Guardians, magical girls who act as the earth’s superheroes
The Sailor Guardians, magical girls who act as the earth’s superheroes/Photo from Amazon 

It was an empowering piece of media for women, and one that truly understood the growing pains of being an adolescent girl. Let’s not forget, the fashion pieces in the series were incredibly cute and chic—after all, creator Naoko Takeuchi herself is a fan of high fashion

Knee-high boots and a bag inspired by Sailor Moon
Knee-high boots and a bag inspired by Sailor Moon/Photo via Instagram @jimmychoo

Now, Jimmy Choo has come out with a collection that’s just as pretty and empowering as the show’s visual style and themes. The collaboration features statement footwear and accessories with motifs and characters from the franchise, including all the Sailor Guardians and their beloved feline sidekick, Luna.

A purse and shoes inspired by Luna the cat
A purse and shoes inspired by Luna the cat/Photo via Instagram @jimmychoo

Shoes include knee-high boots, pumps, lace-ups, and ankle boots in bright colors that pay homage to the different characters. Tuxedo Kamen, Sailor Moon’s love interest, even makes an appearance in a Varenne Quad miniature purse, as per Fashionista.

Shoes and a bag inspired by Sailor Mars
Shoes and a bag inspired by Sailor Mars/Photo via Instagram @jimmychoo

Banner photo via Instagram @jimmychoo. 

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