What happens when Mickey Mouse and the Philippines come together? World Balance has an answer to that, as they are partnering up with Disney to present us with the Mickey Go Philippines Collection. The collection includes a vivid line of sneakers, jackets, tees, pants, shorts, and bags, all incorporating Mickey Mouse with traditional Filipino designs.
For all the Disney fans out there, Mickey’s iconic logo finds its way onto the collection’s footwear while donning a traditional Habi pattern and colors of the Philippine flag. Through showcasing the best of both worlds, we get to see Mickey Mouse side-by-side with iconic Pinoy symbols such as the Sarimanok and Adarna. Offering variety, there are two different sneaker silhouettes for men and women, which are dubbed Bandila and Habi. Kids on the other hand also get their own iteration of Bandila alongside an exclusive Adarna design, which is available in both laces and velcro for easier wear.
The Bandila sneaker style is inspired by the different colors of the Philippine flag with red and blue on one side and a mickey icon on the other. The minimalist-looking Habi has a comfortable sock-fit and native espadrille material.
Apparel and Accessories
The World Balance clothing and accessories collection is all about encouraging our Pusong Pinoy to come out, no matter where we are or where we come from. For a cohesive outfit, World Balance presents the modern aesthetics of the Bandila bomber jacket, which can be easily mixed and matched with the comfy Bandila shorts or Jeepney lounge pants.
As for the Sarimanok and Bandila tees, they are emblazoned with Mickey’s head and local patterns, reminding us that this collection is more than just a collaboration between brands, but a collaboration between cultures. You can wear the Bandila polo shirt in comfort with its dual-tone design and subtle print. And finally, complete the head-to-toe look with the Bandila fanny pack!
Pre-orders for the Disney x World Balance Mickey Go Philippines collection, which comes with special packaging boasting iconic fonts resembling Pinoy street signs, will be from June 9 to 11 through World Balance’s website. Afterward, the entire collection will be made available in select World Balance retail stores on June 12.
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