Super Mario teams up with Henry Holland for one-off designs auction

Nintendo's Super Mario Bros is celebrating its 30th anniversary by auctioning off a series of themed dungarees by designers including Henry Holland.

Holland's design features Power Up mushrooms (
Holland's design features Power Up mushrooms (

Holland, along with another nine designers such as Giles Deacon, Marques Almeida, Zandra Rhodes and Gary Card, has created a pair of one-off dungarees, which are available for viewing and purchase via Ebay.

The dungarees take their inspiration from the Super Mario Bros Nintendo games. Holland’s creation showcases red and green topped Power Up mushroom characters, meanwhile Gary Card’s silver sci-fi design features cut-outs of key characters from the game.

Each pair of dungarees is being auctioned from £49.99, with all proceeds to be donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The auction ends on 24 September.

Holland said: "The inspiration behind the dungarees is Mario himself and my personal memories of playing Mario non-stop as a kid.

"I spent several years of my life trying to get as many mushroom lives as I could so I covered my dungarees with the very same emblem."

Last week Ebay sailed an oversized birthday cake down the Thames in celebration of its 20th anniversary, meanwhile Nintendo hosted a Splatoon Mess Fest event in Santa Monica in June to mark the launch of new video game, Splatoon.

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