The line from Her Universe includes nine pieces inspired by characters from the film, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, BB-8, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, and First Order stormtroopers. The collection was designed by Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone, the winners of last year’s Her Universe geek couture fashion show at San Diego Comic-Con.
The designs feature a range of styles, from more formal looks like the stormtrooper and BB-8 dresses to more casual options like the Phasma leggings and Rey cardigan. Eight items are available now with the ninth, a Rey dress, coming soon.
The line is being sold in Hot Topic stores and online, where each listing also offers insight into the design with a quote from the designers. For example, for Phasma’s jacket Platt explains that the character’s “imposing attitude worked well for a jacket, and complex style lines really look good on leather or pleather.” For the BB-8 dress, Cercone says that it “was very inspired by vintage (1950’s) dresses” and “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 notes are a great peek at what the designers were thinking when they were developing each item, and they’re not the only behind-the-scenes insight Hot Topic’s giving fans. The company also released two videos on YouTube offering a closer look at how the collection was made.
Sizes for the collection will range in stores from XS to XXL while 3X and plus sizes will only be available online. Prices for plus sizes differ as well.
You can see photos of the rest of the line below.