British Designers Style ‘Pingu’ Capsule

“Pingu,” a British-Swiss TV series created in 1986, will launch an exclusive capsule collection in collaboration with British designers Phiney Pet and The Rodnik Band.

April 6, 2018

Classic U.K. cartoon inspires new Colette range ahead of its 30th anniversary.

The Rodnik Band’s 30-piece range will include handbags, rucksacks and phone cases. Meanwhile, womenswear designer Phiney Pet’s line will comprise of 18 pieces featuring the character’s classic graphics in leathers, faux furs and pinafores.

“‘Pingu’ is an adorable and timeless character. His charming aesthetic, paired with my playful style worked perfectly together and has resulted in a very sweet collection,” says Phiney Pettman, designer, Phiney Pet. “One of my ‘90s kids’ TV icons has now become one of my fashion icons, what better way to celebrate his 30th anniversary!”

The “Pingu” capsule collection is slated to launch at Colette Paris next month.

“We are delighted to be partnering with hugely talented designers, Phiney Pet and The Rodnik Band, for this playful fashion project. The collections are bold and a little bit cheeky,

just like ‘Pingu,’ and will evoke a sense of nostalgia that will surely delight his dedicated fashion-forward fans,” says Trinity Smith, category manager, softlines, Mattel EMEA. “As we move into 2017 we are looking forward to launching an exciting new ‘Pingu’ licensing program, focusing on key categories including fashion apparel, accessories, gift, stationary and health and beauty and we look forward to talking to licensees about this fantastic opportunity’’

“Pingu” is a BAFTA-award winning television series and is centered around penguin families living and working in igloos. The series showcases that everyday life can become an extraordinary and hilarious adventure. The series will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year.

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