Spots are an essential, enduring part of every collection we design, and having Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” as spotty muses inspired us to reinvent this classic print. Spot the Dalmatians in the special polka dot designs we’ve created for the latest Disney x Cath Kidston collection…unsurprisingly, spot prints and Dalmatian dogs are a match made in heaven!
We loved the idea of using our spots as windows into a playpen full of cheeky Dalmatian puppies. The polka dots act as frames around the individual pups – see them peeping, snoozing, posing and wagging tails in a fun multi-directional layout. Spot the Dalmatians in two scales – larger Peekaboo Spot and smaller Button Spot – both coloured in our bold, stylish palette of Dalmatian black and white softened with pretty pink. You’ll be seeing spots on everything from pyjamas and accessories for kids and women to collectible stationery and babygros for your littlest pups. Peekaboo!
Now it didn’t escape our notice that Dalmatians are themselves covered in spots, so creating a design for the collection inspired by actual Dalmatian spots was a must! This print was hand-traced from real Dalmatian spots in celebration of the dogs’ beautiful natural markings. The spots have a soft, painterly look that made them the best backdrop for Disney’s original family portraits of Pongo, Perdita and their playful pups, which appear throughout. We’ve added a pretty, unmistakably Cath Kidston detail to the mix too: little roses taken from an archive print that provide pops of cheerful colour amongst the print’s Dalmatian-inspired monochrome palette. Find Dalmatian Spot on chic “doggy bags”, accessories and fashion for all ages, plus cute collectible china.
We’ve used our own classic spots as the backdrop to Disney’s original “101 Dalmatians’ illustrations too. Spot the Dalmatians peeping from must-have bags and accessories in sharp black and white. For Home, there are adorable aprons, tea towels, cushions and mugs to add to your collection.