Fashion a few months ago Share Tweet Pin Share Anime/Cartoons Every year in fashion has an element of nostalgia and for 2018, the reference point was ‘90s cartoon and anime classics. This year, Prada offered graphic collections centered on Japanese manga/anime, enlisting Taiwanese-American artist James Jean to design comic prints that were emblazoned on everything from bomber jackets to bags. Then there was Gucci, who continued its tradition of cartoon cameos with a FW18 collaboration with Japanese artist Chikae Ide on illustrations that include the comic ‘Viva! Volleyball’ and knits featuring Bugs Bunny. On the other side of the coin, you had Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein channel Western childhood classics, such as Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner knit sweaters. The Dragon Ball Z obsession rolled through the year via adidas footwear collaborations, as well as the slew of Mickey Mouse and Sesame Street projects. With countless Disney classics being remade for 2019, fashion’s love affair with childhood nostalgia surely isn’t going anywhere. Bonus: Want to stay up to date on our latest Rare Norm news ?