London Fashion Week will pay tribute to everyone’s favourite cartoon muse

A sketch by Richard Nicoll's Minie Mouse Must Have design

A sketch by Richard Nicoll of his Minie Mouse Must Have design

One of the highlights of this year’s London Fashion Week is going to be inspired by an unlikely albeit adorable muse: Minnie Mouse and her famous polka-dotted ensemble will be the sartorial reference point for a whole slew of designers, who will be collaborating on an exclusive line in honour of the fictional mouse.

“Minnie Mouse Must Haves” designs will be unveiled during LFW, with Richard Nicoll, Katie Hillier, Giles Deacon, Terry de Havilland, Lulu Guinness and more contributing Minnie-inspired looks. Like Daisy Duck and the rest of her crew, Minnie had an unmistakable flare for fashion: bows, polka-dotted dresses and white gloves were always in her repertoire (not to mention her big, round ears), so expect the dot trend to hold strong on the spring 2013 runway.

After the pieces make their debut on the runway, they’ll be put up for auction on eBay with proceeds going to the British Fashion Council initiative Fashion Arts Foundation, which helps foster relationships between different creative fields.