Hey there fashion fans! Her Universe is at it again with an all new collection aimed at the fangirl in all of us. Their new line is inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and has everything that you could want for both the Dark Side and the Light Side.
The collection was designed by the two winners of the Her Universe Fashion Show at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Kelly Cercone (Judge’s Winner) and Leetal Platt (Audience Winner) in partnership with Her Universe’s Ashley Eckstein and Hot Topic.
The collection is available now in all sizes online, and at select Hot Topic stores.
“The new stormtrooper design was instantly iconic, and my eye was very drawn to the helmet … We chose scuba because the fabric has a lot of shape to it, making the dress more structural, standing away from the body like armor would.” – Kelly Cercone (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Judges Winner)
“Like in the movie, the organic nature of Finn’s feels like a deliberate contrast from Phasma and the rest of the First Order, though still living in the same realm. We like that it’s still tough yet has a feeling of warmth to it. We also like the idea of having a piece in the collection acting as a uniform or a team jacket for the Rebellion, like a badge of pride type of piece.” – Leetal Platt (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Winner)
“Rey’s costume immediately called for drape and the sleeves made us want it to be a sweater. We thought if the fronts were long, they could be crossed and the front, paired with a belt, and also serve as coplay, so, double duty!” – Leetal Platt (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Winner)
“For BB-8 I was very inspired by vintage (1950’s) dresses. The hip details were perfect for facilitating a nipped waist and full hem while directly referencing his character design. We loved the idea of having a belt, of having matching accessories in general, which was much more common in vintage dresses. The 3D buckle being his ‘eye’ is a cute throwback that also helps create the visual illusion of the dress being BB-8’s body. The Jacquard was another special touch, the raised pattern adds texture and is modeled after his markings.” – Kelly Cercone (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Judges Winner)
Captain Phasma Jacket
“The stormtrooper armor and Phasma’s imposing attitude worked well for a jacket, and complex style lines really look good on leather or pleather.” – Leetal Platt (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Winner)
Kylo Ren Dress
“We wanted something semi-formal in the group, [and] didn’t originally intend for Kylo Ren to be the one portrayed this way, but the colors and lines are so sleek, and the off-shoulder and hard/soft juxtaposition with the color combo gives it a real femme fatale element. The wearer appears confident but maybe also kind of dangerous and unstable. Yep, sounds just like Kylo Ren.” – Leetal Platt (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Winner)
Finn Flight Dress
“We wanted to bring in the pilot’s flight suits as a universal appreciation for the rebellion. The design of the vest and panel were plenty obvious, but we had fun translating it with modern fabrications like embroidery and stitching.” – Leetal Platt (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Winner)
Captain Phasma Leggings
“When I first saw that brief clip in the trailer of Phasma walking down a hall I got the chills. The power in her was inspiring and I wanted to capture some of that in something that was very wearable. I chose leggings because I’m a bit obsessed with them, but also because they felt like a nice compliment to Leetal’s Phasma jacket; top and bottom becoming a suit of armor for the modern fangirl.” – Kelly Cercone (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Judges Winner)
My personal favorite from the collection is the Rey Cardigan. It’s subtle and perfect for everyday wear. This would make an awesome Disneybounding piece! The dresses lean more to the costume spectrum in my opinion and I don’t think these would work for your average date-night. However, the Finn Jacket and Captain Phasma jacket are super cool.
What do you think of the new collection from Her Universe? Did they hit it out of the galaxy? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.