Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Daria and Betty Boop model the Spring/Summer 2013 collections

hero1.jpg
hero2.jpg
hero3.jpg
hero4.jpg

It seems the fashion world can’t get enough of cartoons.

Kitsch prints, comic book motifs and nostalgic slogan sweaters have been a mainstay on the catwalks for a season or so now. Disney Princesses and Minnie Mouse were the muses of choice for the Harrods Christmas windows and a London Fashion Week capsule collection respectively. And Gucci creative director Frida Giannini even created her own comic strip with Japanese Manga artist Hirohiko Araki, all inspired by her 2013 Cruise collection.

Trend forecaster and designer Jerome LaMaar has created a playful response to this love affair with the kitsch cartoon world – by dressing a series of cartoon characters in the latest runway looks. It’s not the first illustrated fashion/cartoon mash-up – remember the Fashion people as Simpsons and Spongebob Squarepants that we covered last year? And then there’s the Wear This To That blog, which imagines what members of the animal kingdom would wear to various social occasions.

But LaMaar’s illustrations have won us over because of the accuracy of his fashion/cartoon pairings. If Daria, the eponymous heroine of the cult MTV 90s cartoon show was chosen to model for anyone, we’d imagine it to be a subtly cool and offbeat label like Marni. Her best friend Jane (who we’ve just decided is the cartoon incarnation of model Leigh Lezark) would also be the perfect face for a hip NY brand like Alexander Wang. And of course Betty Boop would fall hook, line and sinker for Alaia’s ruffles and feminine silhouettes.

See some of our favourite Jerome LaMaar illustrations below – and let us know on twitter @StylistMagazine – which cartoon character would you restyle into a fashion muse?

ABOVE: Betty Boop for Alaia

ABOVE: Daria for Marni

ABOVE: Jane (from Daria) for Alexander Wang

ABOVE: Jem (from Jem and the Holograms) for Balenciaga

ABOVE: Cheetarah (from Thundercats) for Roberto Cavalli

ABOVE: Sailor Moon for Balmain

Related

fashion-people-simpsons.jpg

Fashion people as Simpsons

minnie.jpg

Minnie Mouse gets a fashion make-over

corgi.jpg

We’ve found our new favourite fashion tumblr

Comments

More

Paris Fashion Week street style

Chic in the city

01 Oct 2016

Front row stars at Paris Fashion Week

JLaw, Kate Moss and Diane Kruger head for Christian Dior

30 Sep 2016

Paris Fashion Week blog

Highlights from the shows

30 Sep 2016

Kim Kardashian assaulted - are we becoming desensitised?

Gigi Hadid's attacker put his mouth on her bum by Anna Pollitt

29 Sep 2016

Rihanna presents new Fenty x Puma collection

Presumably after the sweaty abolished monarch look by Amy Swales

29 Sep 2016

Daily outfit inspiration with our look at the best dressed A-listers

Casual dressing ideas from stylish celebrities

29 Sep 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker is launching a collection of dresses

Dreams really do come true by Harriet Hall

28 Sep 2016

Don't buy any new shoes before you see these runway trends

Your favourite new kicks by Anna Pollitt

27 Sep 2016

Why this £70 coat from Zara has gone viral

We bet you've seen someone wearing it by Sarah Biddlecombe

27 Sep 2016

The Stranger Things cast are collaborating with Louis Vuitton

The top secret project will be revealed soon by Sarah Biddlecombe

26 Sep 2016