For the fourth collection from the special Disney x Cath Kidston collaboration, we’ve woven Peter Pan and friends into our signature prints. The Peter Pan x Cath Kidston collection flies into town on Thursday 21st September, but here’s a peep at the magic to come…
The original Peter Pan animation from 1953 is a Disney masterpiece based on the J. M. Barrie stage play that captured a young Walt Disney’s attention. The incredible artistry of Disney’s animation and backdrops was hugely inspiring to our designers, who have created no less than nine limited edition prints for the collection, all using Disney’s original illustrations.
Colour is key to the original film, and we used similar saturated, Technicolor hues to set the scene with our prints, whether they’re rooted in the London hometown we share with the Peter Pan story or in the magical world of Never Land. Many of the movie’s pivotal scenes take place at night, and the midnight blue skies you’ll see in some of our prints were inspired by the idea of going on a night-time adventure whilst everyone else is asleep. There’s also a generous sprinkle of Tinker Bell’s magical pixie dust, of course!
Mrs Darling described Peter Pan as the spirit of youth, and his iconic story has inspired generations of children to believe in magic, stories and the power of imagination. We’ve made sure that our prints capture the mischievous character of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys, and the sense of wonder and enchantment felt by the Darling children. Look out for your favourite characters soaring above London landmarks or in the cloud-scattered skies above Never Land, and posing amongst our instantly-recognisable spots, stars and pretty florals. Luckily you don’t need to be little to enjoy the collection – grown ups will find plenty to fly away with too!
There will be a password-protected early launch of the Peter Pan x Cath Kidston collection online on Thursday 21st September. To receive email updates about the collection and the password to shop online on 21st September, sign up to the Disney x Cath Kidston Priority Email Club here. (If you signed up for the Winnie-the-Pooh, Mickey Mouse or 101 Dalmatians Disney collections there’s no need to join again – we’ll be in touch!)
If you’re planning to shop online, remember that adding items to your basket won’t reserve them. We recommend creating an online account here and adding your address in advance to save time at the checkout. Demand is likely to be very high, but a virtual queuing system will be in place that’s intended to streamline the online shopping process. As before there will be a purchase limit of five units on any one item, and, as the collection is limited edition, it won’t be possible to use any discounts or promotional codes when purchasing these special pieces.
The Peter Pan x Cath Kidston collection will also be available to buy in selected UK stores on Thursday 21st September – we’ll be announcing which stores closer to launch day, so watch this space! The collection will then go on general release online, in all UK stores and at selected international locations on Friday 22nd September.
Keep your eye out for Peter Pan updates (and pixie dust!) on the blog, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook over the coming weeks, and make sure you’re signed up to the Disney x Cath Kidston Priority Email Club to be the first to see the magic unfold.