Let’s talk superheroes. Or rather, let’s talk seeing the superhero vibe in a high fashion collection. Enter the Zuhair Murad Resort 2016 Collection. There may have been a lot of variety and perhaps not a ton of cohesion amongst the collection as a whole but certain parts of it just screamed runway superhero.
The superhero costume landscape has definitely been changing as of late with the fabulous new designs by artists like Jamie McKelvie, Kris Anka, and Kevin Wada but there are some staples that will never change. We’ll always see the catsuits, the cutouts, the bold colors, and colorblocking that are now supplemented by more interesting shapes and seam-lines.
I mean, somethings will always stay classic. Like lightning bolt motifs.
All images taken from Style.com
Otakon comes to Batlimore, MD, this weekend, and Lin will be there living out her anime trash life. Come say hello! And by hello, we mean cry over unfinished 90’s shoujo manga or the stupid Seijou live action cast.
Morning: we’re setting out as the outer senshi in their super sailor gear!
Afternoon: love that bike anime (and going to try to get to the Yowapeda meet-up!)
Evening: a full dance crew, and it’ll always be after midnight in Shadow Lin’s heart
Morning: are you Kageyama Tobio? come and volleyball fight me
Afternoon: magical girl transformation with the Cephiro trio!
Evening: another midnight crew, with Ken and Minako in best dressed finery
If you don’t love BB-8, you’re probably not human. Or you haven’t seen either one of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers in which case what are you doing go watch them right now. BB-8 stole everyone’s hearts as it rolled on through the dirt of Jakku and then peek around the ship’s corridor.
There’s not much as far as official merchandise goes yet but fans have certainly stepped up to do their best to fill the void. In the mean time, we found the pieces below to add a little BB-8 flair to your style!
Her Universe returned on Thursday night with their Second Annual Her Universe Fashion Show! Once again, 25 designers beat out all the other entrants for the chance to show their geek inspired work at San Diego Comic Con and have the chance to co-design a collection with Ashley Eckstein for Hot Topic.
The show kicked off with a mini show of Her Universe’s new pieces that were debuted at SDCC along with some of those previously released at Star Wars Celebration and the Marvel collection for Hot Topic designed by the winners of last year’s show. All of the new SDCC pieces, including shirts featuring Thor and Agent Carter, are available for purchase online as well as at the convention. Perhaps the biggest piece of news from the evening is that Her Universe is getting a reality show. Well, the now annual fashion show is getting a reality show. Her Universe will be partnering with Lionsgate to produce an On Demand show that will follow next year’s designer contestant as they create their looks for the runway.
Everyone was there though for the main event: the fashion show! There were a ton of great looks but my absolutely favorite had to be the Alien Queen dress by Jesse Thaxton.
Actually, I just have to include pictures of more of my favorites!
To wrap things up, Her Universe debuted looks from their brand new Studio Ghibli/Spirited Away collection on the runway while the votes were tallied. (Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find any really good pictures of the new pieces but they’ll be available at Hot Topic in August.) Plus, Ashley came out in her final look for the evening. (What: you thought she’d wear only one dress?) All three looks were designed by one of last year’s winners, Andrew MacLaine.
The Joker dress by Kelly Cercone won Judge’s Choice while Letaal Platt’s cool Sailor Moon transformation dress won audience’s choice.
Congratulations to the winners and I’m sure we all look forward to next year’s show!