[INSPO] Star Wars: What Would Alderaanians Wear?
Ever wonder what your favourite Star Wars characters might wear if they dressed in our planet’s high fashion looks? Yeah, us too. For this little miniseries, 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. Next up are the residents of the planet of Alderaan!
Despite being the homeworld of some of the Rebellion’s leaders, Alderaan was a peaceful planet and a beautiful one at that. (Tarkin is the ACTUAL WORST for blowing it up.) Unfortunately, we don’t get tons of examples of Alderaanian fashion in the films. The most we get are Leia’s outfits in A New Hope and Bail Organa (and his staff) and Queen Breha in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Their outfits tend to be either fairly structured or more flowing. (Compare Bail’s Senator jackets with Leia’s Senatorial dress to see what I mean.) With this and a colour palette of greys, blues, and white in mind, I found a nice range of Pre-Fall looks that could easily appeal to the more stylish Alderaanians if they were on our planet.
We’ll start out with some more casual yet vaguely professional looks. I hesitate to call some of this business casual, although this is Alderaan we’re talking about so this could potentially fly for them. Check out these looks from Prabal Gurung, BCBG, and Misha Nonoo.
Temperly London also puts forth a look that could fall into the Alderaanian business casual category, but the use of print makes it stand out from the other looks. This is something that an Alderaanian who wants to dress more outside the norm, while still looking respectable, might add to their closet:
If nothing else, Alderaanians, just like the Naboo, know how to dress up pretty snazzy when the time comes. The scarf and soft colours of the first dress by Talbot Runhof could be a definite choice. Peplums would likely be one trend that would catch on there, especially when combined with lace like in this second Reem Acra dress. Add in this colour blocked and floral dress by Carolina Herrera and you’ve got a trio of dresses that can likely fit the dressy needs of most Alderaanian ladies.
Like I said before, Alderaanian style isn’t limited to just flow and ease. It is equally influenced by structure. The first grey jacket by Chado Ralph Rucci reads as a more feminine take on Bail Organa’s typical style, while the white Donna Karan suit is definitely right up Princess Leia’s alley. I’m also going to pretend that it’s actually Winter and Tycho Celchu rocking these two looks from Burberry. Sure the navy might be a bit darker than most of these other looks but the architectural feel to it is fabulous. The dapper looking male model and suit is just a bonus. And finally, this dress from Lela Rose has a neat enough feel to it, especially with the shoulders, that it easily appeals to even those who aren’t as fond of prints.
Of course, not even Alderaanians can be formal all the time, but they still aim for stylish even with their casual looks. Perhaps some of these offerings from Derek Lam, Rag & Bone, or Philosophy might hit their fancy.
Casual is all nice and good but nothing beats a healthy serving of glam. If you’ve been following these posts, you know I can’t say no to gorgeous dresses as a grand finale so let’s start off with some Bottega Veneta and Carlos Miele:
Aaaaand for the finale, how about a little Oscar de la Renta?