[INSPO] Star Wars: What Would The Imperials Wear?

Ever wonder what your favourite Star Wars characters might wear if they dressed in our planet’s high fashion looks?  Yeah, us too.  In the first of what will be several posts, we’ve taken a prominent group in the Star Wars universe and looked through the Pre-Fall 2013 styles to see what those characters might wear.  First up: everyone’s favourite Galactic Empire.

Most of what we see in terms of clothing from the Empire in the films is their uniforms, which are obviously militaristic and which also tend towards more drab colours.  No bright colours here except for the Imperial Guard, of course.  With this in mind, I looked for both a specific colour palette and also for the looks that didn’t flaunt the ruffles that were popular this season. (Vader vetoed their addition to the uniform.)  The darker and militaristic results would be fabulous additions to the wardrobe of any female Imperial officer nonetheless.

Let’s start out with some basics.  Obviously, the Imperials have to go to work, but why does their wardrobe have to be limited to uniforms when they have Nina Ricci, Michael Kors, and Proenza Schouler:

Imperials Nina Ricci PreFall2013 Look13 Imperials Michael Kors PreFall2013 Look25 Imperials-ProenzaSchouler-PreFall2013-Look10


Of course, you can never go wrong with a smartly cut jacket like this one from St. John:

Imperials St John PreFall2013 Look15


Designers wouldn’t leave the more stylish Imperial ladies wanting for tops either.  Alexander Wang and Vera Wang both put forth some interesting offerings:

Imperials Alexander Wang PreFall2013 Look 18 Imperials Vera Wang PreFall2013 Look29

The Emperor doesn’t keep his military officers on duty all the time so more casual looks are a wardrobe must!  Rachel Zoe offers a harder, edgier look, while Sonia Rykiel is a bit more relaxed and easy going:

Imperials Rachel Zoe PreFall2013 Look2 Imperials Sonia Rykiel PreFall2013 Look10


Of course, even the Empire can’t be serious all the time.  Even they hit the town on occasion, perhaps in this sexy look from BCBG.

Imperials BCBG PreFall2013 Look10


To suit its more whimsical side, Thom Browne offers this cute grey look with its full skirt and adorable jacket.

Imperials Thom Browne PreFall2013 Look1


The Imperials certainly wouldn’t go wanting when it comes to outerwear.  Check out these two sharp numbers from Gucci and Chado Ralph Rucci, and also this easy looking poncho from John Paul Gaultier.  (We hear the Gaultier number is Endor approved.)

Imperials Gucci PreFall2013 Look4 Imperial Chado Ralph Rucci PreFal l2013 Look1 Imperials JeanPaulGaultier PreFall2013 Look14


It’s been proven impossible for me to wrap up these sorts of posts without some fabulous dress, so we’ll let Reema Acra play us out with this sparkly little black number.

Imperials Reem Acra PreFall2013 Look1



Source: Style.com