From a fluffy-tailed Mulberry to floral Prabal Gurung, top fashion designers reinvent the Easter Bunny
16:08 GMT, 6 April 2012
For most people the Easter Bunny comes in a chocolate incarnation. But some of the world's top stylemakers have come up with a far more fashionista-friendly take on the theme.
In an effort to bring the holiday's symbolic fluffy-eared critter to life, designers including Mulberry, Prabal Gurung and Peter Som have delivered their own quirky and often adorable interpretations of the fictitious animal.
A cotton-tailed Mulberry bag and a cushy stuffed toy dressed in one of Prabal Gurung's kaleidoscope prints are just two creations that Vogue.com commissioned.
Furry interpretation: The iconic Mulberry Bayswater bag is just one of the designs commissioned by Vogue.com for Easter. Designers were asked to recreate the iconic Bunny and the results were of course, adorable
London based designer Nicholas Kirkwood, French designer Joseph Altuzarra and a handful of other well-known stylish types have also embraced the needle and thread or sketchpad.
A series of very clever toys, sketches and accessories have been produced.
British label Mulberry has knocked up a variation on their iconic
Bayswater handbag. The leather oak-coloured design has been remodelled with the
addition of long floppy ears, a cotton tail and a set of furry feet.
New York based designer Prabal Gurung, who is often recognised
for his vibrant fluid-infused prints, has produced a stuffed toy rabbit dressed in a ruffled dress. Made
from silk and wool, the dress features a green and pink print which was inspired by the label's pre-fall 2012 collection.
Mr Som has designed a stuffed animal covered in the same floral print fabric he used to create his standout
spring 2012 pantsuit. The toy even features a little bow tie.
Fluffy fantastic: Prabal Gurung's kaleidoscope print for pre-fall is featured on his bunny's dress and ears
Russian model Sasha Pivovarova has also jumped on board. Her
fashion-friendly stuffed bunny has been dressed in a gold mesh frock that the
website described as pertaining an ‘almost Balmain sense of edgy opulence,’
referring to the French fashion label.
While the reference may seem like quite a stretch – after
all, the miniature outfit is only a few inches in size – blue and pink polka
dot ballet shoes and a pink hairpiece cement this bunny as one of the collection’s
American label Opening Ceremony have provided the collection’s
most radical interpretation. They have delivered Prickles, a small cactus in a
ceramic pot. It is dressed in blue wayfarers and also sports lengthy whiskers.
Creative: American designer Peter Som's floral print for spring has turned this fluffy bunny into a standout
Much like the label itself, which is renowned for its edgy
take on fashion, the design oozes laid-back cool – well, as much as a cactus
Other noteworthy contributions include a bunny rabbit mural
made entirely with multi-coloured candy by New York’s Dylan’s Candy Bar as well
British make-up designer Dick Page’s traditional English meat pie with a crust
emblazoned with an image of a rabbit’s face.
To view the full collection, hop to Vogue.com.